The Natural History of Medicinal Plants

by Judith Sumner

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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. Writing for the lay reader, the author surveys the history of the use of...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Paperback

Category

Number Of Pages 252

Publication Date 04/07/2008

ISBN 9780881929577

Dimensions 6 inches x 9 inches


“Some of her most interesting revelations are about the relationships that animals have with plants: their pharmacopoeia is much more advanced than we give them credit for.” —Booklist