1st Edition

Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants




ISBN 9780849305399
Published August 24, 1994 by CRC Press
272 Pages

USD $385.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Traditional Medicine
Diagnosis
Bone Setting
Cupping
Cauterization
Beliefs Related to Health and Disease
Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants
Species Descriptions
References
Appendix of Plants Used for the Treatment of Various Conditions and Diseases
General Index

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Reviews

"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