Canadian Medicinal Crops

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NRC Research Press, 1999 - Botanical drug industry - 240 pages
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A comprehensive reference guide to important medicinal plants that are native to Canada. Categories of information include: scientific, English and French names; description and classification; medicinal and non-medicinal uses; toxicity; chemistry; importance; ecology; agricultural and commercial aspects; human interest information; selected key literature; and worldwide Web links. All species are illustrated and distribution maps are included. Introductory chapters address such topics as: the business of growing medicinal plants; the regulatory and legal framework in Canada for producing and marketing medicinal plants; and hazards associated with medicinal plants. Also provided is a glossary of medicinal and pharmacological terms.

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Very good book. It gives you a general overview of the medicinal properties of some canadian plants. If you are planning to do some research and do not know anything about a specific plant species, this is a great book that will help you get started! So I will definitely encourage science students to read this! On the other hand, any other professional or person could understand this book easily so if somebody is interested in nutrition, health and/or living healthy, this would be an interesting book as well.


Detailed Species Accounts
Medicinal Cautions
Information Sources
A Regional Review of Medicinal Plant Research in Canada by C Simmons
General References
World Wide Web Sites of General Interest on Medicinal Herbs

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