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Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants

1st Edition

By Shahina A. Ghazanfar

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849305399
pub: 1994-08-24
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The Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants is the first illustrated reference on the uses of plants in the Arabian Peninsula. It documents and preserves the existing knowledge in a region where social patterns are rapidly changing. The book emphasizes the need for preserving social and cultural patterns and examines the close relationship between those patterns and nature. This excellent source identifies more than 250 species of plants and describes their medicinal uses. Biochemical information and references are also included for each species.


"Lest you think Arabian herbs are too obscure for your use, almost half of the 250 plants in this book should prove familiar."

-American Herb Association

"A well-illustrated book that provides information on a family-by-family and species-by-species basis, with species descriptions and information on distribution, flowering, fruiting, treatment, basic chemical composition, and uses, complete with references to key literature sources."

-Northeastern Naturalist, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2001

Table of Contents


Traditional Medicine


Bone Setting



Beliefs Related to Health and Disease

Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants

Species Descriptions


Appendix of Plants Used for the Treatment of Various Conditions and Diseases

General Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany