By Zhongzhen Zhao & Gen PeiXiao
2400 pages, 8.50 x 11.00″
This set of 4 encyclopedic tomes embraces a vast collection of medicinal plants set out by regional interests, both Eastern and Western. Each medicinal is presented with Latin, English, PinYin, and Chinese nomenclature, accompanied by exquisite 4-color photographs of the herb both as field-grown plant and as dried medicinal preparation. The information for each includes a succinct overview describing the medicinal, the part used, the variety and number of species, areas of growth and distribution, earliest appearance in the medical literature, chemical composition, pharmacologic activities, and traditional Chinese medical indications. Additional material provides further depth regarding all aspects of pharmacological activity, medical applications, noteworthy comments, and full references. These four volumes are certain to set the bar for all other titles in the field. The introductory summary of each herb often has very significant information that isn’t found in existing literature. Serious herbalists will recognize these volumes as a world-class offering, without equal in terms of breadth and depth of information, presentation, and utility.
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Praise for Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants 4 Volume Set
“With the research efforts of the authors and their research teams, the Encyclopedia has consolidated in a systematic way of numerous useful and updated references, photos, chemical structure, pharmacological uses, clinical applications, and expert comments on each medicinal plant around the world, making it an excellent desktop reference.”
-Hildebert Wagner, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Institute of Pharmacy at the Ludwig-Maximi,iians University Center for Pharmaceutical Research, Munich, Germany
“Many high-visibility studies have been rightfully criticized for their lack of attention to plant authentication, quality control, plausible mechanistic models and reproducibility. This expansive resource in this book will, no doubt, be useful to scientists and clinicians who wish to quickly access useful information pertaining to more than 800 commonly used medicinal plants from East Asia, Europe and North America.”
-David M. Eisenberg, M.D., Director, Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School
“The book is a most valuable reminder of the richness of herbal medicine traditions in East and West. The photographs are excellent and enable easy identification; the accompanying data, on such topics as chemical composition, pharmacological effects, and clinical experience will help practitioners, scientists, and interested laymen better appreciate the status of medicinal plants in contemporary health care.”
-Paul U. Unschuld, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor and Director Horst-Goertz-Institute for the Theory, History and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences, Charite-Medical University Berlin
“This book serves a unique purpose in advancing herbal medicine as a remedy for unmet clinical needs. Each chapter describes the ancient and modem knowledge of each herb. This book will serve not only professionals but also general population in providing basic information of each herb. It is a major contribution for the advancement of future medicine.”
-Tommy Y. C. Cheng, Ph.D., Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine & Chairman, Consortium for “Globalization of Chinese Medicine”
“The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Medicinal Plants fills a crucial gap and in more than 800 monographs make these data available to a wider audience. The volumes will not only serve as an authoritative reference source for the authentication of such materials, but also as a useful tool for getting core scientific facts about such plants.”
-Michael Heinrich, MA, Dipl. Biol., Dr.rer.nat., FLS-, Professor, Head of Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, the School of Pharmacy, University of London
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