American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy – Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines by Roy Upton, Alison Graff, Georgina Jolliffe, Reinhard Länger, and Elizabeth Williamson, 2011. Winner of the ABC 2011 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award: technical/reference category. Designed to meet the needs of the herbal products industry, regulatory agencies, and academic researchers, this book provides microscopic descriptions of more than 140 medicinal plant species and their adulterants. It covers plant anatomy at a level appropriate for the pharmacognostic analysis of plant tissues, provides coverage of the history and importance of botanical microscopy, and gives instruction on how to set up a microscopy lab and prepare, view, and archive whole and powdered plant parts for microscopic analysis. The botanicals covered represent 90% of the dollar value of botanical sales in the U.S. Hardcover, 800 pages.
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