MEDICINAL PLANTS: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity.
Edition: First printing.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1978, the responded to increased interest in medicinal plants by convening a series of international consultations, seminars, and symposia to explore and promote the use of medicinal plants. Medicinal Plants presents the proceedings of a symposium convened by the World Health Organization in 1993. It presents an overview of the use of medicinal plants that includes a discussion of a variety of issues - scientific, economic, regulatory, agricultural, cultural - focused on the importance of medicinal plants to primary health care and global health care reform - with specific papers on ethnopharmacology and tropical forests in Belize, the role of botanical gardens, the uses of plants in primary care in Indonesia, traditional medicine in China and Korea, and much more. References at the end of each paper. Illustrated with botanical drawings. Index. xi, 221 pp. ISBN: 0-812234316.
Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket. (some scattered highlighting)