African traditional medecine

  • 2000 - 589 pages
  • Auteurs : H.D. Neuwinger
  • Edition : Medpharm Scientific Publishers
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Mot-clés : Médecine traditionnelle

Description :

@font-face { font-family: « Times New Roman »; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0mm 0mm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: « Times New Roman »; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: « Times New Roman »; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } p class= »MsoNormal »There is a treasure trove in the African flora with its immeasurable richness in variety of species and its traditional medical usage. Unfortunately, the basis for scientific research, i.e. the handed-down and collected mass of knowledge about the medicinal use of plants, is being rapidly lost before it has been recorded. In the last decades a great deal of healers ‘knowledge has been recorded, but much more indigenous knowledge remains unwritten and is passed on orally./p p class= »MsoNormal » /p p class= »MsoNormal »This comprehensive book documents the use of Africain plants in traditional medicine. All the important medicinal plants and most of those of only local use and minor importance are included. In total the book contains reference to more than 5,400 plants and over 16,300 medicinal applications, more and less detailed. The taxonomy of the plants is, as far as has been possible, up to date./p p class= »MsoNormal » /p p class= »MsoNormal »This book is intended in the main for scientists seearching for medicinally active plants for further research. Accordingly, the plants are in the forefront and are arranged alphabetically by name. This kind of arrangement can also be of interest to botanists, biologists and ethnologists. Finally, we intended to make this medicinal knowledge available to a wider public : non-specialist travelers to Africa or people throughout the world who trace their roots back to africa. Such readers may find much of interest here to help them regard the plants differently and to give them fascinating glimpses of their usage. Those readers more interested in the medicinal side can find a search system for diseases in a supplement inclused with this book./p p class= »MsoNormal » /p p class= »MsoNormal »We hope that this bookwill stimulate scientists to further research and will help to discover new remedies for old and new diseases.span  /span/p p class= »MsoNormal » /p