According to estimates of the World Health Organization, 80% of the world population is primarily reliant on such traditional methods of healing as medicinal plants. This timely text assesses 25 common plants from several countries, providing practical and evidence-based recommendations for their application.
This book essential for all practitioners working in developing countries who must understand the characteristics of medicinal plants.A relevant contribution...very useful and practical...an excellent guide for people who use alternative (or complementary or holistic) medicines.--Phytomedicine''The monographs are useful summaries of data with appropriate references. Persons interested in the uses of these plants by traditional healers will find the summaries of ethnopharmacology useful.'' -- Doody's Book Reviews