The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
Medicinal Plants of South Africa by Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Bosch Van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
The ultimate photographic guide to South African plants and their uses. Medicinal Plants of South Africa includes:
- Medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, pharmacological effects and botanical descriptions of more than 132 medicinal plants.
- More than 500 excellent photographs of plants, plant parts used and products.
- Introductory chapters on cultural aspects of healing, methods of collection and storage and methods of preparation and administration.
- A plant list according to ailments.
This remarkable book is a must for anyone with an interest or involvement in healthcare and botany.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/320418562
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.