Medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, pharmacological effects and botanical descriptions of more than 132 medicinal plants. More than 500 photos of plants, plant parts used and products. Plant list according to ailments. 132 geographical distribution maps. References for future reading.
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: Medicinal plants of South Africa is a guide to the most commonly utilised medicinal plants in South Africa. The title includes: Detailed species descriptions of 132 medicinal plants. Each entry includes the following information: a description of the plant, the plant parts used, medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, active ingredients, pharmacological effects, and distribution. Distribution maps are included for each plant. More than 500 excellent full-colour photographs that will assist in the identification of medicinal plants and plant parts. Introductory chapters on cultural aspects of healing, methods of collection and storage, dosage forms and methods of preparation, and methods of administration. Plants listed according to ailments and a glossary of medical terms.