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Welcome to the Online store
of the American Botanical Council

In response to the growing interest in herbs and medicinal plants, ABC offers a unique assembly of science-based and difficult-to-find resources. New offerings are added on a regular basis. Topics covered include pharmacognosy, botany, phytochemistry, general herbals, field guides, cancer research, regional works, safety/toxicology and clinical/therapeutic titles. Some of these titles have reviews linked to them and more reviews will be added as they become available.

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This month we are featuring The Identification of Medicinal Plants: A Handbook of the Morphology of Botanicals in Commerce by Wendy Applequist, 2006.

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This manual describes morphological characteristics that can be observed with a hand lens or dissecting microscope, as well as organoleptic characteristics (e.g., color, taste, mouth feel and odor) that are useful for confirming plant identity. It features 113 botanical entries covering more than 150 different species of botanicals in commerce, plus 87 detailed black-and-white line drawings. It also contains a brief review of basic plant structure, some practical advice on identification, an introduction to botanical nomenclature, a glossary, reference list, and index. Hardcover, 231 pages.  $89.95

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