Fijian Medicinal Plants
Presents the available reports on the medicinal use of Fijian plants in an attractive and readable form.
This comprehensive compilation presents the available reports on the medicinal use of Fijian plants in an attractive and readable form using 'everyday' terms as much as possible. The book covers the origin and dispersal of plants, literature, use of medicinal plants within traditional Fijian culture, diseases of Fiji, and medicinal chemicals from plants. Four hundred and fifty plant species are described.
The entries for species are arranged by plant family, and give current botanical name, Fijian or local name, brief botanical notes, medicinal uses and chemistry. Separate indexes to plant species and Fijian names are provided, as well as a glossary of medicinal and botanical terms.
This book may point the way to plants from which new and effective cures might be obtained.
No longer available in a print edition.
"This book is attractively produced and is authoritative and up-to-date... and is a valuable addition to the plant medicinal and phytochemical literature."
Jeffrey Harbonne, Phytochemistry
"This is a fascinating compilation of herbal remedies, presented in an attractive form, and should be of practical value to scientists who are searching for new and effective cures derived from plants."
Chemistry in Britain
"Ash and Cambie have published a most useful compendium of ethnomedical and phytochemical information on the plants of Fiji ... They are to be complimented for their diligence .. A most excellent book."
Paul Alan Cox
DetailsePDF | January 1994
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing