Medicinal Plants: Culture, Utilization and Phytopharmacology

Author

Thomas S.C.Li, Ph.D.

Publisher

Technomic Publishing Company, Inc.

Edition

1st Edition

Date

2000

Keyword

Medicinal plants, phytopharmacology,  essential oils, cultivation, insects

Abstract

This book is designed to provide manufacturers, researchers and producers with easy access to information on medicianl herbs compiled from widely scattered sources in the literature. Each chapter presents data for more than 400 species in a table format arranges in alphabetical order by the scientific names followed by the common name. The individual chapters present current information on major constituents and medicinal values; toxicity or hazards; essential oils and their fractions; value-added products and their possible uses; cultivation and harvesting; and infectious diseases and insects. In addition to an index, three appendices cross-reference major active  indgredients and their sources; essential oils and their derivations; and the common and scientific names of the medicinal plants cited in the tables. The information in this book is primarily for reference and eduction. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a physician. The uses of medicinal plants described in this book are not recommendations, and the author is not responsible for liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of information in this book.