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Title:
Canadian medicinal crops
Author:
Small, Ernest, 1940-
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Publication Information:
Ottawa : NRC Research Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
General Note:
Issued by the National Research Council Canada.

"NRC no. 42252"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780660175348
Format :
Book

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A comprehensive reference guide to important medicinal plants that are native to Canada. Categories of information include: scientific, English and French names; description and classification; medicinal and non-medicinal uses; toxicity; chemistry; importance; ecology; agricultural and commercial aspects; human interest information; selected key literature; and worldwide Web links. All species are illustrated and distribution maps are included. Introductory chapters address such topics as: the business of growing medicinal plants; the regulatory and legal framework in Canada for producing and marketing medicinal plants; and hazards associated with medicinal plants. Also provided is a glossary of medicinal and pharmacological terms.