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Edible Medicines

Author : Nina L. Etkin
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"In this wide-ranging book, Nina Etkin reveals the medicinal properties of foods in the specific cultural contexts in which they are used. Incorporating co-evolution with a biocultural perspective, she addresses some of the physiological effects of foods across cultures and through history while taking into account both the complex dynamics of food choice and the blurred distinctions between food and medicine. Showing that food choice is more closely linked to health than is commonly thought, she helps us to understand the health implications of people's food-centered actions in the context of real-life circumstances."--Jacket.

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

Author : T. K. Lim
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This book continues as volume 4 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh or processed, as vegetables, spices, stimulants, edible oils and beverages. It encompasses selected species from the following families: Fagaceae, Grossulariaceae, Hypoxidaxeae, Myrsinaceae Olacaceae, Oleaceae, Orchidaceae, Oxalidaceae, Pandanaceae, Passifloraceae, Pedaliaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Pinaceae, Piperaceae, Rosaceae and Rutaceae . This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, conservationists, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy; common/English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agroecology; edible plant parts and uses; botany; nutritive and pharmacological properties, medicinal uses and research findings; nonedible uses; and selected references.

Medicinal Poisonous and Edible Plants in Namibia

Author : Eberhard von Koenen
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Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

Author : Diego Cunha Zied
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Comprehensive and timely, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications provides the most up to date information on the various edible mushrooms on the market. Compiling knowledge on their production, application and nutritional effects, chapters are dedicated to the cultivation of major species such as Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus subrufescens, Lentinula edodes, Ganoderma lucidum and others. With contributions from top researchers from around the world, topics covered include: Biodiversity and biotechnological applications Cultivation technologies Control of pests and diseases Current market overview Bioactive mechanisms of mushrooms Medicinal and nutritional properties Extensively illustrated with over 200 images, this is the perfect resource for researchers and professionals in the mushroom industry, food scientists and nutritionists, as well as academics and students of biology, agronomy, nutrition and medicine.

Identifying Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author : Steve Brill
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Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health. It includes information on common plants such as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusion made with the leaves is good for stomach aches and digestive disorders). More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants -- many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than thirty recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature's bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West

Author : Gregory L. Tilford
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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-colour photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada

Author : Andrew MacKinnon
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Canada is home to a vast diversity of plants that have helped nourish and heal our people for thousands of years. Find out about: * First Nations uses of plant species * Gathering and preparing wild plants for a variety of uses * Historic European uses of plant species * Plants for everything from clothing to shelter * The fundamentals of survival – food and medicines * Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them * Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets * A special section identifying poisonous plants and species that are similar * More than 530 colour photographs and 125 illustrations.

Biological Activities of Edible and Medicinal Plants from Indonesia and Malaysia

Author : Koichi Koshimizu
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A total of 275 methanol extracts from edible Indonesian and Malaysian plants were screened for their in vitro anti-tumor-promoting activities by using the tumor promoter 12-O-hexadecanoylphorbol-concentration of 200 ug/mL, 70% of the total extracts inhibited EBV activation by 30% or more. The rate is comparable to and much higher than those observed in our previous tests of edible Thai (60%) and Japanese (26%) plants respectively. Zerumbone, a humulene-type sesquiterpene, was then isolated from the thizomes of Zingiber zerumbet as a potent inhibitor of EBV activation in Raji cells (IC50 = 0.14 uM). In addition, 19 species of plant food-items of wild primates in Pangandaran, Indonesia, were tested, and 6 species, Alsophi glauca, Cinnamomum sintoc, Saurauia cauliflora, Rubus alpestris, Toona sureni, and Litsea cubeba, were found to be highly active.

A Guide to the Common Edible and Medicinal Sea Plants of the Pacific Islands

Author : Irene Novaczek
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Science and Cultivation of Edible Fungi

Author : L. J. L. D. van Griensven
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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

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Botany in a Day

Author : Thomas J. Elpel
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Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada

Author : Andrew MacKinnon
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Canada is home to a vast diversity of plants that have helped nourish and heal our people for thousands of years. Find out about: * First Nations uses of plant species * Gathering and preparing wild plants for a variety of uses * Historic European uses of plant species * Plants for everything from clothing to shelter * The fundamentals of survival â food and medicines * Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them * Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets * A special section identifying poisonous plants and species that are similar * More than 530 colour photographs and 125 illustrations.

Medicinal Plants

Author : Pravin Chandra Trivedi
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The Quest For Good Health And Immortality Has Been A Continuous Human Endeavour Since The Beginning Of Civilisation Throughout The World. Plants Have Been Used As A Source Of Medicine By Men From Ancient Times. Initially, These Formed The Bulk Of Folk Or Ethnomedicine, Practised In India And Some Other Parts Of The World. Later, A Considerable Part Of This Indigenous Knowledge Was Formulated, Documented And Eventually Passed Into The Organised Systems Of Medicine, Such As Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha Or Some Other Systems Outside India. Subsequently, With The Advance In Techniques Of Phytochemistry And Pharmacology, A Number Of Active Principles Of Medicinal Plants Were Isolated And Introduced As Valuable Drugs In Modern Medicine. The Second Revised And Enlarged Edition Of Book, Medicinal Plants : Utilisation And Conservation, Contains 24 Chapters Covering Holistic Information On Medicinal Plants. Four New Chapters Added Includes Articles On Medicinal Plant Solutions To Asthmatic Problems, Biotechnological Advances In Some Ethnomedicinal Plant Species; Catharanthus Roseus A Potential Drug Source For Cancer Chemotherapy And Biotechnological Interventions And Role Of Secondary Metabolites In Defense Mechanism Of Plants. Book Contains Articles On Cultivation And Propagation Of Medicinal Plants, Medicinal Pteridophytes, Diseases Of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Herbal Based Contraceptive Research, Plants With Antioxidative Properties In Radio-Protection, Ipr, And Growth & Competitiveness Of Indian Pharmaceutical Industries. Second Revised & Enlarged Edition Of Book Update The First Edition Besides Adding Four New Chapters. Book Will Be Useful To Practiners Of Medicines, Farmers, Researchers In Botany, Pharmacologists And Students.

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

Author : Charles W. Kane
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This work details more than 210 medicinal plants. The majority are found throughout the Southwest, others have a wider western range, and then some are found country wide. Each profile discusses the plants identification, distribution, chemistry, medicinal and edible uses, and cautions. More than 250 color photos and 80 paintings further enhance the informations usefulness. Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land. Original.

Management of Minor Forest Produce for Sustainability

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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Great Lakes Region

Author : Thomas A. Naegele
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A guide to plants found in the Great Lakes region covers such topics as preparation techniques, medical uses, edible qualities, chemical breakdown, poisonous aspects, and commercial value.

Wild Roots

Author : Doug Elliott
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The author profiles roots, rhizomes, corms, and tubers that grow in fields, forests, and marshlands of North America.

A Practical Guide to Edible Useful Plants

Author : Delena Tull
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More than 5,000 flowering plants make their home in Texas, and the uses of these plants are generally unknown to many people. Less than one hundred years ago, plants were the source of most medicines, fibers, cosmetics, and dyes. Now, many of these products are made synthetically from petroleum derivatives. Native Americans relied on wild plants for thousands of years -- for food, clothing, shelter, and medicines. Early pioneers of Texas and the Southwest soon learned of the many benefits plants provided.

Biodiversity Country Report

Author : Valdemar Holmgren
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