Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East
The current volume, "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East" brings together chapters on selected, unique medicinal plants of this region, known to man since biblical times. Written by leading researchers and scientists, this volume covers both domesticated crops and wild plants with great potential for cultivation. Some of these plants are well-known medicinally, such as opium poppy and khat, while others such as apharsemon and citron have both ritual and medicinal uses. All have specific and valuable uses in modern society. As such, it is an important contribution to the growing field of medicinal and aromatic plants. This volume is intended to bring the latest research to the attention of the broad range of botanists, ethnopharmacists, biochemists, plant and animal physiologists and others who will benefit from the information gathered therein. Plants know no political boundaries, and bringing specific folklore to general medical awareness can only be for the benefit of all.
This book provides practical knowledge of cultivated & non-cultivated medicinal and aromatic plants that have both therapeutic & commercial valuesLeading scientists in the field of aromatic and medicinal plants contributed their research and expertise in the assembling of knowledge for this bookThe book includes both scientific and traditional data on many unique medicinal plants with a wide range of bioactive properties, and introduces them as potential new crops and as new sources of various bioactive ingredients for the use of manIn-depth focus on past, present & future state of the art of cultivated & wild medicinal plants in the Middle East region