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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Materia medica, Vegetable,
  • Rain forest plants,
  • Ethnobotany,
  • Traditional medicine

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Michael J. Balick, Elaine Elisabetsky, Sarah A. Laird.
SeriesBiology and resource management series, Biology and resource management in the tropics series.
ContributionsBalick, Michael J., 1952-, Elisabetsky, Elaine., Laird, Sarah A.
LC ClassificationsRS164 .M377 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 440 p. :
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL781885M
ISBN 100231101708
LC Control Number95013809

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Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest: Biodiversity and Its Importance to Human Health Article (PDF Available) in BioScience 48(3) March with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Buy Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest: Balick, Michael, Elisabetsky, Elaine, Laird, Sarah: : Books5/5(1). Medicinal Resources Of The Tropical Forest Paperback – May 1, by Sarah A. Laird (Editor) Michael J. Balick (Editor), Elaine Elisabetsky (Editor) (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 5/5(1). The importance of tropical biodiversity, primarily plants, in the provision of primary health care as well as in the development of pharmaceutical products is highlighted. Tropical forests can provide natural product chemists with invaluable compounds or starting points for new drug development. The following subjects are dealt with: (1) biodiversity prospecting; (2) drug development; (3).

Get this from a library! Medicinal resources of the tropical forest: biodiversity and its importance to human health. [Michael J Balick; Elaine Elisabetsky; Sarah A Laird;] -- A survey of the current literature on medicinal uses of tropical plants, detailing the drug discovery work of major pharmaceutical companies as well as smaller-scale regional efforts. Covering only 6 percent of the Earth's surface, tropical moist forests contain at least half of all species. The abundant botanical resources of tropical forests have already provided tangible medical advances; yet only 1 percent of the known plant and animal species have been thoroughly examined for their medicinal potentials. medicinal plants scattered throughout the forests, crop fields, roadsides, gardens and wastelands. However, population and overextraction Of resources is a harsh reality for the country and like other resources. medicinal plants are also nearing Unfortunately, we do not have detailed. UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS FORESTS AND FOREST PLANTS – Vol. II - Food, Forage and Medicinal Resources of Forests- Turner Nancy J., Turner Sarah E. ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) Figure 2. Abies grandis (grand fir) - an ingredient in “barks medicine” and other traditional medicines of Northwest Coast First Nations of CanadaFile Size: 1MB.

Okomu Forest Reserve is situated in the lowland tropical rain forest of Edo State, southwestern Nigeria (Fig. 17). It contains some of the richest and relatively undisturbed high forest ecosystems in West Africa. The forest reserve is endowed with unique and rare biodiversity of global significance. The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy. H.J. Albers, in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Tropical forests. Tropical forests have ecological characteristics that make their management, even for timber alone, different from temperate forest management. Much tropical forest timber comes from extraction of trees from standing forests rather than from plantations and rotations. Medicinal Plants in Tropical Countries: Traditional Use - According to estimates of the World Health Organization, 80% of the world population is primarily reliant .