Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants of East Africa
The use of plants for treating diseases is as old as civilisation itself and plants are still the foundation of most health care systems around the world. An Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants of East Africa is the first such guide to showcase healing plant species in everyday use in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Comprehensive accounts describe each plant's appearance, ecology and specific medicinal uses, and there are recipes for remedies to treat a wide range of ailments. Each section concludes with an easy-to-understand summary of the science behind the treatments.
Supplementary material includes a useful summary of common ailments and the plants prescribed to treat them, together with glossaries and reference lists for further reading.
An Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants of East Africa will appeal to ethno-botanists, health and wellness practitioners, public health officials, travellers and anyone with an interest in the remarkable healing properties of plants.
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