Medicinal Plants of South Africa

A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients. This edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The title includes: detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way. Each entry includes the following information: a description of the plant, the plant parts used, medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, active ingredients and pharmacological effects. In addition, each entry includes a distribution map and a diagram of the chemical structure of the main active ingredient. More than 500 excellent photographs of the plants, plant parts used and products. Introductory chapters on, among others, cultural aspects of healing, methods of collection and storage, methods of preparation and administration. A plant list according to ailments. A glossary, detailed index and comprehensive references for further reading. This title is a must for anyone with an interest or involvement in health care and botany.

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This revised edition of Medicinal Plants of South Africa remains a valuable reference book for serious and amateur gardeners alike. It includes clear photographs of each of the plants described and is refreshingly easy to use.
Author:
Bosch Van Oudtshoom Nigel Gericke Ben-Erik van Wyk
Format:
Hardcover

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A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients. This edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The title includes: detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way. Each entry includes the following information: a description of the plant, the plant parts used, medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, active ingredients and pharmacological effects. In addition, each entry includes a distribution map and a diagram of the chemical structure of the main active ingredient. More than 500 excellent photographs of the plants, plant parts used and products. Introductory chapters on, among others, cultural aspects of healing, methods of collection and storage, methods of preparation and administration. A plant list according to ailments. A glossary, detailed index and comprehensive references for further reading. This title is a must for anyone with an interest or involvement in health care and botany.

Review:

This revised edition of Medicinal Plants of South Africa remains a valuable reference book for serious and amateur gardeners alike. It includes clear photographs of each of the plants described and is refreshingly easy to use.

Product details

Author:
Ben-Erik van Wyk, Nigel Gericke, Bosch Van Oudtshoom
Publisher:
Briza
Imprint:
Briza
Edition:
2nd edition
ISBN:
9781875093373
Audience:
General
Pages:
336
Width (mm):
167
Length (mm):
241
Weight (g):
975

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Very interesting and authoritative information with photographs for easy identification. A useful resource.

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