Natural History Of Medicinal Plants

Author: Judith Sumner
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NATURAL HISTORY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years. Aspirin, for example, the most widely used drug in the Western pharmacopoeia, was first isolated from willows to treat fever, pain, and inflammation. Writing for the lay reader, the author surveys the history of the use of plants in medicine, the range of chemicals produced by plants, and the prospects for future discoveries ISBN: 9780881924831 Title: NATURAL HISTORY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS Author: SUMNER JUDITH Year: 2000 Format: HARD BACKĀ