MEDICINAL PLANTS OF EAST AFRICA By John O. Kokwaro
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First published in 1976 and written by eminent professor of Botany and a research specialist on herbal remedies at the University of Nairobi since 1968, this revised edition covers a rich diversity of plants found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - from sea plants to the alpine group found in the high mountains. It describes the traditional use, as herbal drugs (herbal remedies), of over 1500 species. Over 200 of these herbs, which are widely used for various treatments, have for the first time been illustrated in color plates. These plant images will assist the reader in identifying the herbal remedies.