Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Man's Health (Wiley-Interscience Publication) (Paperback)
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Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Man's Health (Wiley-Interscience Publication)
Medical Botany is a fascinating look at the facts and fictions surrounding plants and man?not only which plants affect our bodies, but how they affect them. Authoritative, rich in anecdote and lore, lavishly illustrated, this encyclopedic reference brings within your reach the curative, healing, poisonous, allergenic, and psychoactive properties of thousands of plants. Its ready reference format allows you to turn instantly to information about a specific plant?s properties, its history, its use in orthodox medicine (where applicable) and its use in folk medicine. Discover a wealth of information on plants that have been used for such purposes as to treat peptic ulcers, to assist in the fight against cancer (in combination with chemotherapy), to help alleviate gout and diabetes, and to promote the healing of wounds. Each section begins with historical background of the plants discussed, with colorful stories ranging from Socrates? fatal hemlock to Timothy Leary?s experiments. There are informative discussions of how your body works, with sections covering heart and circulation, metabolism, nervous system, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, allergies, ear, internal poisons, and more. This intriguing compendium/reference will enlighten, entertain, and give you a healthier knowledge of plants. Praise for Medical Botany...
Specifications of Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Man's Health (Wiley-Interscience Publication)
|Author||Walter H. Lewis, Memory P. F. Elvin-Lewis|
|Number Of Pages||544|
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