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Medicinal plants : their role in health and biodiversity

Author: Timothy R Tomlinson; Olayiwola Akerele
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medicinal plants.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998
(OCoLC)623191123
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy R Tomlinson; Olayiwola Akerele
ISBN: 0812234316 9780812234312
OCLC Number: 38311487
Notes: "Proceedings of an international symposium cosponsored by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1993"--Preliminary page.
Description: xii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A case history of plant-derived drug research: phyllanthus and Hepatitis B virus / Baruch S. Blumberg --
An expanded program for medicinal plants / Olayiwola Akerele --
Exploiting medicinal plants: why do it the hard way? / Nathan Sivin --
Safety, efficacy, and the use of medicinal plants / Norman R. Farnsworth --
Economics and medicinal plants / Peter P. Principe --
The medicinal plant marketplace / Robert S. McCaleb --
Linking ethnopharmacology and tropical forest: conservation in Belize / Michael J. Balick --
Exploitation of medicinal plants / Akhtar Husain --
Agronomics and medicinal plants / Dan Palevitch --
The role of botanical gardens and arboreta in traditional medicine: a personal reflection and case study / William McKinley Klein, Jr. --
The legal situation of phytomedicines in Germany / Barbara Steinhoff --
Indonesia: the utilization of medicinal plants for primary health care / Djoko Hargono --
Ethnopharmacological surveys in Brazilian extractive reserves / Elaine Elisabetsky --
Traditional Korean medicine / Chong-Yul Kim --
Utilization and conservation of medicinal plants in China with special reference to Atractylodes lancea / He, Shan-an --Medicinal plants in the Philippines / Nelia P. Cortes-Maramba --
Promising practices in the use of medicinal plants in the United States / Ara H. Dermarderosian --
Medicinal plants and phytomedicines within the European community / Hubertus Cranz --
The evolving status of herbals and phytomedicines in the United States / Robert G. Pinco.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy R. Tomlinson and Olayiwola Akerele.

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