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Ethnobotany and the search for new drugs


, : Ethnobotany and the search for new drugs. Ethnobotany and the search for new drugs: ix + 280 pp.

This book, divided into 18 chapters, discusses the use of ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological information in the search for new drugs. Each chapter consists of the paper presented at the symposium and is concluded with a transcript of the discussion held between all the contributors. Contributions on traditional medicine in China, India, Africa, and Central and South America are provided.

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