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South American medicinal plants : botany, remedial properties, and general use /
I. Roth, H. Lindorf.
imprint
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2002.
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x, 492 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
3540419292 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2002.
isbn
3540419292 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
4866457
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-481) and index.
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From the reviews:"This book … consists of a general introduction to various aspects relevant for the study of South American medicinal plants and specific information on selected plant taxa. … The value of the book consists for the most part in the excellent quality of the figures and the detailed anatomical and morphological descriptions of the plants. … Overall, the book is very helpful for the identification of herbal drugs used in Venezuela and other South and Central American countries." (Johanna Kufer & Michael Heinrich, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 160 (11), 2003)"The title of this volume refers to different aspects of South American medicinal plants. … this book will no doubt be of interest to a wide range of readers, who will find valuable information on the use, remedial properties, and botanical features of medicinal plants of this tropical region of the world." (Gabriel Bernardello, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 235 (1-4), 2002)
From the reviews: "This book … consists of a general introduction to various aspects relevant for the study of South American medicinal plants and specific information on selected plant taxa. … The value of the book consists for the most part in the excellent quality of the figures and the detailed anatomical and morphological descriptions of the plants. … Overall, the book is very helpful for the identification of herbal drugs used in Venezuela and other South and Central American countries." (Johanna Kufer & Michael Heinrich, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 160 (11), 2003) "The title of this volume refers to different aspects of South American medicinal plants. … this book will no doubt be of interest to a wide range of readers, who will find valuable information on the use, remedial properties, and botanical features of medicinal plants of this tropical region of the world." (Gabriel Bernardello, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 235 (1-4), 2002)
From the reviews: "This book '¦ consists of a general introduction to various aspects relevant for the study of South American medicinal plants and specific information on selected plant taxa. '¦ The value of the book consists for the most part in the excellent quality of the figures and the detailed anatomical and morphological descriptions of the plants. '¦ Overall, the book is very helpful for the identification of herbal drugs used in Venezuela and other South and Central American countries." (Johanna Kufer & Michael Heinrich, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 160 (11), 2003) "The title of this volume refers to different aspects of South American medicinal plants. '¦ this book will no doubt be of interest to a wide range of readers, who will find valuable information on the use, remedial properties, and botanical features of medicinal plants of this tropical region of the world." (Gabriel Bernardello, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 235 (1-4), 2002)
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Summaries
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This reference book lists a wide variety of the extensive South American flora, focusing especially on Venezuela. Aimed at pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and botanists, the encyclopedia has a detailed A-Z format, covering more than 80 plant families.
Main Description
This reference book is unique in its kind, since it meticulously lists a vast variety of the extensive South American flora, in particular the one of Venezuela. Pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and botanists will find that this encyclopedia is unprecedented in depth and detail. In an A-Z format, more than 80 plant families are covered. Botanical information as well as the chemical content of the individual species is given together with their specific use in traditional South American medicine. More than 250 detailed figures allow easy identification and the screening of plants of interest.
Table of Contents
Introduction to South American Medical Plants
Introductionp. 3
Phytochemicals and their curative propertiesp. 3
Bioactive substances - mainly secondary plant compounds - in foodp. 11
Therapyp. 14
Definition of the term 'drug'p. 14
Toxicityp. 15
Allergyp. 16
How can useful and medicinal plants be found?p. 16
Search for active substancesp. 18
International agreementsp. 19
Isolation and standardization of phytopharmacap. 19
Historical considerationsp. 20
Central and South Americap. 21
Ethnobotany in Venezuelap. 21
South American Plants and their usesp. 22
Identification of medicinal and economically useful plantsp. 27
Preparation of drugsp. 30
Methods of investigationp. 32
Special plant parts and their usesp. 32
Bark and corkp. 32
Utilizationp. 35
Medicinal plants of selected regionsp. 41
Venezuelap. 41
Northern Amazonasp. 43
Cuyagua and Cata (Aragua)p. 44
Yutajep. 45
Trujillop. 49
Tachirap. 49
Paria peninsulap. 53
Plants used by Indian tribesp. 60
Special contentsp. 61
Alkaloidsp. 61
Aromatic plants and perfumesp. 62
Mucilage and gump. 64
Natural dyesp. 64
Tanning substances and leather tanningp. 66
Specific healing properties of plantsp. 67
Material and methodsp. 67
Plant families which supply medicinal and economically useful speciesp. 68
Plant families
Plant familiesp. 71
Epilogp. 467
Bibliographyp. 468
Indexp. 481
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