Echinacea: The genus EchinaceaISBN: 0415288282;
Book DescriptionEchinacea has emerged from the realm of folklore medicine and into the territory of valued and potentially fundamental therapy. While an understanding of the promising medicinal applications of Echinacea is important, knowledge of the herb's chemistry, cultivation, and analytical profiles is equally as significant.Echinacea: The genus Echinacea examines every element of the popular herb. Several chapters in this volume deal with the taxonomy, genetics, international culture methods, and chemistry of Echinacea, while other sections focus on the analytical evaluation of the various plant parts, such as the roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. The text explains how the plant is cultivated and describes the locations where it is most abundant.It presents different species of Echinacea that are medically important, and then identifies the chemically active ingredients that give Echinacea its strong pharmaceutical and therapeutic value. The book also includes a discussion of...
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