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Echinacea : herbal medicine with a wild history

Author: Kelly Kindscher
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
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This work provides detailed overviews and offer new insights into the biology, life histories, cultivation, markets, legal protection, chemistry and medical use of Echinacea species. The extensively detailed maps in this text are the most accurate of any produced, based on verified herbarium records.The information on ethnobotanical uses of Echinacea species, and especially E. angustifolia, is the most thorough and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Echinacea : herbal medicine with a wild history.
[Cham], Switzerland : Springer, c2016
xix, 238 pages
2016934061
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Kindscher
ISBN: 9783319181561 3319181564 3319181556 9783319181554
OCLC Number: 951623224
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Uses of Echinacea angustifolia and other Echinacea species by Native Americans of the Great Plains.- Cultivation of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea --
Naming and Classification of Echinacea Species --
Biology and Ecology of Echinacea.- A species-by-species overview.- One Hundred Years of Echinacea Angustifolia in the Smoky Hills of Kansas --
Threats to Wild Echinacea Populations --
Research on Echinacea Species Use in Western Medicine --
The Echinacea Market --
Legal Protection of Echinacea and Other Medicinal Plant Species --
Recommendations Regarding the Conservation Status of Echinacea --
Appendix A: A Science in Action: A Model for Monitering Echinacea Populations --
Vignettes --
Index.
Responsibility: Kelly Kindscher, editor.
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This work provides detailed overviews and offer new insights into the biology, life histories, cultivation, markets, legal protection, chemistry and medical use of Echinacea species. The extensively detailed maps in this text are the most accurate of any produced, based on verified herbarium records.The information on ethnobotanical uses of Echinacea species, and especially E. angustifolia, is the most thorough and well-documented on the topic to date. Along with sharp analysis, the text develops and outlines conservation recommendations for all of the species of Echinacea.

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