This, the second volume of a projected three volume series, covers 126 genera of medicinal plants, H - P. The book contains a wealth of information. Each chapter, beginning with the genus name, treats the medicinally important species in the genus. Information includes Latin names, common names in English and various subcontinent languages and dialects; distribution, parts used, Ayurvedic description, properties and uses ascribed in Traditional Medicine, pharmacognostical studies (in the classic sense), chemical studies, pharmacological studies, clinical studies, and complete reference citations for each chapter. Color photos are scattered throughout. An extremely useful reference work for those interested in Ayurveda, or Asian medicinal plants in general.
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