Medicinal Plants in Australia Volume 2: Gums, Resins, Tannin and Essential Oils

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Rosenberg Publishing, Feb 1, 2011 - Science - 300 pages

This is a book designed to enhance our appreciation of the medicinal history of Australia’s flora, its unique contributions to everyday life, and its extraordinary future potential. The renewed importance of the medical importance of Australian Plants is discussed particularly in relation to the advent of drug-resistant strains of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. New Eucalypts that can yield higher grade oils, essential oils from the Melaleuca and Leptospermum show excellent therapeutic potential, and the success of Tea Tree oil in the international market is also discussed. Commercial value of resins, gums and tannins is covered. 

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Taming The Great Island Exploitation or Extinction?
8
Chapter 1 OLEUM EUCALYPTI
14
THE NATURAL PANACEA
51
Chapter 3 RESINOUS RESOURCES
83
COPAL DAMMAR AND SANDARAC
110
HIDDEN CHEMICAL TREASURES
145
NATIVE FLORAL RESOURCES
177
TALES OF AN AUSTRALIAN ICON
202
Chapter 8 THE MEDICINAL MULGA
227
MODERN INVESTIGATIONS OF AN ANCIENT REMEDY
251
THE PROSAIC PAPERBARK
280
RESOURCES
318
INDEX
335
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