New York: Food Products Press, 1995. Later printing. Hardcover. 359, 255, 219, 267pp. Octavo [22.2cm]. Blue and white paper over boards with black and white lettering. Volume four has a small blue line on the tail edge of the front board measuring about 2 inches. The pages of volumes two and three are just slightly age-toned. Very good +. Item #58660
In these volumes, readers will find a litany of knowledge related to the botany, horticulture, and pharmacology of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. While magical and mystical powers have been associated with these plants through the ages, continued investigations in such areas as production, nomenclature, uses, chemical constitution, and dynamics help investigate the chemical and physical processes that contribute to their unique flavor, fragrance, pharmacological, and other bioactive properties. This collection of articles examines the potential of natural products as pesticides, the richness of the Chinese Pharmacopeia, the similarities of Eastern Asian and Eastern North American medicinal plants, the use of borage as a source of gamma linolenic acid, and the botanical nomenclature of medicinal plants.