Medicinal Plants of Southeast Asia

By Christophe Wiart
July 2000
Pelanduk Publications
ISBN: 9679787257
197 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$32.50 Paper Original


This book is a simple guide to the Southeast Asian medicinal plants intended for students in pharmacy, food science, natural products chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology and biotechnology. It classifies over 100 Southeast Asian medicinal plants mainly according to the remarkable Cronquist system of flowering plants evolution.

Within each class, the medicinal plants are listed according to their respective subclasses, orders, families and general. It discusses not only the ethnobotanical description but also the detailed biological properties of the plants. The majority of the books of medicinal plants are either primarily concerned with the description of a particular aspect or have been written with the description of a particular aspect or have been written for an audience of chemists, pharmacognosists, etc.

But the new approach in Medicinal Plants of Southeast Asia intends to show that a biological activity may be predicted by a botanical appurtenance. In other words, a student may be able to understand and even envisage the biological effect(s) exerted by a plant extract or compound.

Botany, Medicine

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