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The Resource The natural history of medicinal plants, Judith Sumner ; foreword by Mark J. Plotkin

The natural history of medicinal plants, Judith Sumner ; foreword by Mark J. Plotkin

Label
The natural history of medicinal plants
Title
The natural history of medicinal plants
Statement of responsibility
Judith Sumner ; foreword by Mark J. Plotkin
Title variation
Medicinal plants
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Today it is synthesized in the laboratory, and its use as an anticoagulant eventually could overshadow its use as an analgesic. Other botanical medicines that became significant to human health and well-being are pain-relievers from opium and coca, muscle relaxants from curare, blood anticoagulants from sweet clover, anticancer alkaloids from Madagascar periwinkle and Pacific yew, tranquilizers from snakeroot, and oral contraceptives from molecular precursors in tropical yams
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QK99.A1
LC item number
S86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The natural history of medicinal plants, Judith Sumner ; foreword by Mark J. Plotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Protecting medicinal biodiversity and knowledge
  • Herbal histories, considerations, and caveats
  • Brief history of medicinal botany
  • Acquiring knowledge
  • Medicinal plants in nature
  • Toxins and cures
  • Defensive strategies and plant chemistry
  • Significant discoveries
  • Zoopharmacognosy and botanical toxins
  • Chemical prospecting and new plant medicines
Control code
43286652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
235 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780881924831
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
99076555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The natural history of medicinal plants, Judith Sumner ; foreword by Mark J. Plotkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Protecting medicinal biodiversity and knowledge
  • Herbal histories, considerations, and caveats
  • Brief history of medicinal botany
  • Acquiring knowledge
  • Medicinal plants in nature
  • Toxins and cures
  • Defensive strategies and plant chemistry
  • Significant discoveries
  • Zoopharmacognosy and botanical toxins
  • Chemical prospecting and new plant medicines
Control code
43286652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
235 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780881924831
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
99076555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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