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Natural History of Medicinal Plants
By Judith Sumner and Mark J. Plotkin (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Timber Pr
Publication date April 30, 2008
Pages 235
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780881929577
ISBN-10 0881929573
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
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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 plants in medicine, the range of chemicals produced by plants, and the prospects for future discoveries.

from Timber Pr (October 1, 2000)
9780881924831 | details & prices | 235 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Explains how plant defenses were found to be useful medicinally, and introduces the new field of zoopharmacognosy that studies patterns in animal interactions with medicinal plants.
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With Mark J. Plotkin (other contributor) | from Timber Pr (April 30, 2008); titled "Natural History of Medicinal Plants"
9780881929577 | details & prices | 235 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years.

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