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Bitter roots : the search for healing plants in Africa

Author: Abena Dove Agyepoma Osseo-Asare
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants in African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plants have endured, from stolen recipes and toxic tonics to unfulfilled promises of laboratory equipment and usurped personal patents. In this book the author draws on publicly available records and extensive interviews with  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abena Dove Agyepoma Osseo-Asare
ISBN: 9780226086163 022608616X 9781306180665 130618066X
OCLC Number: 1127447102
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 300 p. :) il., mapas.
Contents: Introduction: From plants to pharmaceuticals --
Take Madagascar periwinkle for leukemia and pennywort for leprosy --
Take grains of paradise for love --
Take arrow poisons for the heart --
Take bitter roots for malaria --
Take Kalahari hoodia for hunger --
Conclusion: Toward bioprosperity.
Responsibility: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare.


Draws on publicly available records and interviews with scientists and healers in Ghana, Madagascar, and South Africa to interpret how African scientists and healers, rural communities, and drug  Read more...


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