Tales of a Shamans Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest

by Mark J. Plotkin

Tales of a Shamans Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest Author Mark J. Plotkin
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File size 8 Mb
Year 2011
Pages 423
Language English
File format EPUB
Category Nonfiction

Book Description:

For thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the worlds most widely used drug, is based on compounds originally extracted from the bark of a willow tree, and more than a quarter of medicines found on pharmacy shelves contain plant compounds. Now Western medicine, faced with health crises such as AIDS, Alzheimers disease, and cancer, has begu

 

 

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