NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION:
· Over 100 color plates, 4 color maps
· Over 200 black and white illustrations
· Over 800 medicinal plants ― more than twice as many as the previous edition organized alphabetically by common name
· More herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditions
EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEED
Designed to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided.
It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author’s personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well rounded discussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.