Potter’s Encyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs
ISBN : 8129201621
Author : R. C. Wren
Pages : 456 pp
Year of Publishing : 2007
Binding : Paperback
Publisher : Indigo Books
For many years now there has been a demand for a work which would, in a concise and matter of fact manner, be a guide to all who use Botanical Drugs. Those engaged in Medical and Pharmaceutical pursuits are so often called upon to give particulars regarding the use and employment of Herbs, Roots, Barks, &c., that a work of this character might be considered indispensable; but until the present volume saw the light, no book claiming any degree of completeness has been available. Potter’s Encyclopaedia is issued to fill this gap.
The aim of the book is to supply the Common and Botanical title of every herb in general use, together with its synonyms, action, preparations, and doses. An index to the therapeutic action of Botanical Drugs is added, one of Books bearing on the subject, and another of standard compounds of a herbal character. The book also contains possibly the most elaborate and useful index providing about 3000 Common, Botanical, and Synonymous names.