Medicinal plants in Viet Nam


WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 1990
Price: US $ 45
ISBN: 92 9061 101 4
Number of pages: 410



Catalogues the 200 species of medicinal plants most commonly used in traditional Vietnamese medicine. The book, which has been translated from the original Vietnamese, was produced in an effort to communicate knowledge about herbal medicine that has been confirmed through both empirical experience and scientific evaluation, and yet has rarely been published outside the Vietnamese literature. The book also responds to increasing respect for the value of medicinal plants as a source of efficacious and inexpensive new drugs that offer an important alternative to chemically synthesized medicines.