This is a scientific evaluation of 350 medicinal plants of the main Indian Ocean islands. For each plant the following data is given
- botanical description, distribution, ecology
- chemistry of active compounds
- pharmacological studies
- use in the traditional medicine
- full colour photographs and chemical structures.
An authoritative and fascinating reference work, which captures the interest in traditional medicine as well as the potential for the development of new drugs.
576 p., 588 b/w drawings, 192 color photos.
312 chemical structures, 11 maps, hard cover
Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart