Medicinal plants in the South Pacific

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Authors:
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 1998
Price: US $ 36.3
ISBN: 9290611197
Number of pages: 254

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Summary

Describes the information available, from both traditional medical texts and recent scientific studies, for 102 medicinal plants used in the South Pacific Islands. Plants from this part of the world represent an especially diverse flora and include the treatment of minor injuries, childhood ailments, and complications of pregnancy. Plants described in the book are also used as emetic and as ointments and dressings applied to surface wounds or used to treat skin problems.