A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present

John K. Crellin (Author)
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Description

Reissued as a companion edition to Trying to Give Ease: Tommie Bass and the Story of Herbal Medicine, this illustrated reference guide covers over 700 medicinal plants, of which more than 150 are readily obtainable in health food stores and other outlets. Based on the Appalachian herbal practice of the late A. L. "Tommie" Bass, each account of a plant includes the herbalist's comment, an assessment of the plant's efficacy, and current information on its chemical constituents and pharmacological effects. Unlike most herbal guides, this is a comprehensive, fully documented reference work that interweaves scientific evaluation with folkloric use.

Product Details

Price
$33.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
January 25, 1990
Pages
560
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.7 X 9.0 inches | 2.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822310198
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About the Author

John K. Crellin, Clinch Professor of the History of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, is a physician, pharmacist, and historian. His books include Medical Ceramics in the Wellcome Institute and Home Medicine: The Newfoundland Experience.

Before her death in 1997, Jane Philpott was Professor Emerita in the Department of Botany and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Duke University.