Publisher description for South American medicinal plants : botany, remedial properties, and general use / I. Roth, H. Lindorf.

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This reference book is unique in its kind, since it meticulously lists a vast variety of the extensive South American flora, in particular the one of Venezuela. Pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and botanists will find that this encyclopedia is unprecedented in depth and detail. In an A-Z format, more than 80 plant families are covered. Botanical information as well as the chemical content of the individual species is given together with their specific use in traditional South American medicine. More than 250 detailed figures allow easy identification and the screening of plants of interest.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medicinal plants -- South America -- Encyclopedias.