A Guide to Medicinal Plants in North Africa. IUCN IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation.
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North Africa also has one of the oldest and richest traditions associated with the use of nedicinal plants. These plants are important for the people of the regon especally in rural areas as they may be the only source of medicine avalable in many places. Moreover, the increasing prices of modern medicines and the belief that natural products have few or no side effects has caused many people in urban areas to turn back to traditional plant remedies. In additiona to remedies, medicinal and aromatic plants also find their way into cosmetics, perfumes and food, both in the local market and abroad. [\n] Local communities in North Africa possess invaluable traditional knowledge of nature and is resources. Over the course of four years, this traditional knowledge was gathered into this regional compendurn on medicinal plants. This synthesis is one of the outcomes of the last Phase of the IUCN North Africa Biodiversity Programme (NABP). This programme focused on endangered and economically useful medicinal and aromatic plants, with the aim to promote their conservation in North Africa as well as promoting indigenous knowledge and equitable participation of people in local management and conservation. The culmination of this work is the publication or this Guide, which merges scientific information with knowledge on traditional use of medical and aromatik plant species in North Africa. This informaton is also available in a searchable database, posted on the NABP website (http://iucn.org/places/medoffice/nabp/index.html). [...]
@book{iucnGuideMedicinalPlants2005,
  title = {A Guide to Medicinal Plants in {{North Africa}}},
  author = {{IUCN}},
  date = {2005},
  publisher = {{IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation}},
  location = {{Malaga, Spain}},
  url = {http://books.google.com/books?id=CBbU4Q0WYXEC&printsec=frontcover},
  abstract = {North Africa also has one of the oldest and richest traditions associated with the use of nedicinal plants. These plants are important for the people of the regon especally in rural areas as they may be the only source of medicine avalable in many places. Moreover, the increasing prices of modern medicines and the belief that natural products have few or no side effects has caused many people in urban areas to turn back to traditional plant remedies. In additiona to remedies, medicinal and aromatic plants also find their way into cosmetics, perfumes and food, both in the local market and abroad. [\textbackslash n] Local communities in North Africa possess invaluable traditional knowledge of nature and is resources. Over the course of four years, this traditional knowledge was gathered into this regional compendurn on medicinal plants. This synthesis is one of the outcomes of the last Phase of the IUCN North Africa Biodiversity Programme (NABP). This programme focused on endangered and economically useful medicinal and aromatic plants, with the aim to promote their conservation in North Africa as well as promoting indigenous knowledge and equitable participation of people in local management and conservation. The culmination of this work is the publication or this Guide, which merges scientific information with knowledge on traditional use of medical and aromatik plant species in North Africa. This informaton is also available in a searchable database, posted on the NABP website (http://iucn.org/places/medoffice/nabp/index.html). [...]},
  isbn = {978-2-8317-0893-5},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-13589722,forest-resources,medicinal-plants,north-africa,species-description}
}
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