Medicinal Plants: Culture, Utilization and Phytopharmacology covers over 400 species. Each chapter gathers valuable information from a wide variety of sources, and supplies it to the user in convenient table format, arranged alphabetically by scientific name, followed by the common name. Data topics include: major constituents (active ingredients) and medicinal values of plants; toxicity or hazardous components; essential oils; value-added products and possible uses; cultivation and harvesting; diseases and insects found in medicinal plants. Three appendices (alphabetical listing of plants by common name, followed by the scientific name; essential oils and their derivation; active ingredients and their sources) provide handy cross-references to the Tables.
Table of Contents
Foreword o Preface o Acknowldgements Major Constituents and Medicinal Values o Toxicity of Medicinal Plants o Essential Oil and Fractions Medicinal Plants o Value-Added Products and Possible Usage Derived from Medicinal Plants o Cultivation and Harvesting o Major Diseases and Insects Found in Medicinal Plants. Appendices. Index.
Li, Thomas S. C.