"An invaluable resource for doctors, pharmacists, plant scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and conservationists in the region, and to all who are interested in medicinal plants."
--Nina L. Etkin, professor, University of Hawaii
A clear approach to a specialized science, this study demonstrates that a plant’s pharmacological properties depends on its botanical classification. Containing more than 30 plants--many of which have not been previously studied for pharmacology purposes--this compilation names and classifies plants within a broad geographical area. Each plant’s profile also contains an illustrated, never-before-published plate providing information on the plant’s location, the origin of its herbarium, the name of the plant collector and date of collection, the general pharmacological and chemical profiles in these botanical groups, and additional field notes on ecological data. A useful reference for starting personal studies or international, collaborative research programs, it also contains a CD-ROM that enables readers to search for information such as plant names, diseases, and countries of origin.
Christophe Wiart has been studying the medicinal plants of Southeast Asia for the last 10 years during which time he has classified medicinal uses and pharmacological potentials of hundreds of plants and has made personal plates of these plants. He is the author of Ethnopharmacolgy of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific, and Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific.