EDIBLE MEDICINES: An Ethnopharmacology Of Food.
Edition: First printing.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Chile pepper is used today as a flavoring, but Aztecs also applied it for toothache, sore throat, and asthma. The tonic properties of coffee have been recorded in Islamic pharmacopoeia since the eleventh century, and many peoples have used it to protect against Parkinson's disease. Although much has been documented regarding the nutritional values of foods, until recently little attention has been paid to the pharmacologic potential of diet. This book investigates the health implications of foods from the cuisines of peoples around the world to describe the place of food in health maintenance." Illustrated with photographs and tables. Includes an appendix on some common spices, notes, references, scientific and general indices. xi, 301 pp. ISBN: 0-816520930.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.