Communicating safely & effectively using plant names

Medicinal plants are used globally and are thus known by different names in different communities, generations and languages. Unfortunately neither "Trade names" nor "Pharmacopoeia names" establish the identity of the species effectively and thus become used inconsistently, their...

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Main Author: Allkin, R.
Corporate Author: International Congress of Ethnopharmacology ( 2012, Kolkata, India)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Kolkata (India) Maven Publishers 2014, 2014
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Medicinal plants are used globally and are thus known by different names in different communities, generations and languages. Unfortunately neither "Trade names" nor "Pharmacopoeia names" establish the identity of the species effectively and thus become used inconsistently, their meaning evolving over time and become ambiguous. This paper sets out to establish why "scientific plant names" are our only means for achieving clarity whilst pointing to obstacles to effective communication that currently arise through inappropriate use of such names
Item Description:Chapter of the book: Traditional medicine and globalization: the future of ancient systems of medicine / editor, Pulok K. Mukerjee. Kolkata (India) : Maven Publishers, 2014
Physical Description:1 online resource