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December 20, 2016

Nature’s Pharmacopeia: A World of Medicinal Plants

This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs.

Author: Dan Choffnes
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Columbia University Press (August 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0231166613
ISBN-13: 978-0231166614
EPUB 51.8 MB

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