Ethnobotany pp 67-93 | Cite as

Ethnopharmacology and related fields

  • Gary J. Martin

Abstract

Laboratory analysis of medicinal and other useful plants is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. Because there are many different chemical compounds, botanical species and potential uses, colleagues who study the chemical components of plants must decide which species are apt to yield the most promising results before they proceed with extensive investigations.

Keywords

Phosphorus Maize Cobalt Respiration Morphine 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

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