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Zambian Plants Used as Traditional Fever Cures

Zambian Plants Used as Traditional Fever Cures lists over 400 plants—including both their scientific and common names—and the remedies they provide in traditional African medicine. An exhaustive guide for ethnobotanists and pharmacists, this volume features descriptions of these plants and their habitats, recipes for traditional remedies, geographic information, and relevant scientific research on Zambian botany.

294 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2011

Biological Sciences: Natural History

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Table of Contents


Section 1: Malaria remedies
Section 2: Blackwater fever remedies
Section 3: Rheumatic fever remedies
Section 4: Scarlet fever remedy
Section 5: Tick fever remedies
Section 6: Typhoid fever remedies
Section 7: Yellow fever remedies
Section 8: Insect repellents
Citation references
Vernacular names linked with species
Vernacular names: sources

Appendix 1: Geographical spread of remedies
Appendix 2: Plants tested against Plasmodium falciparum
Appendix 3: Senna occidentalis toxicity

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