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By Tom Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0415306728

ISBN-13: 9780415306720

Aloes are a wide genus of crops, approximately 450 species, from sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and elements of Arabia. Many species are common in hot or tropical semi-arid areas, but the distribution of others is proscribed to a couple dwelling in barren region or rainy mountainous areas. whereas a few species were followed as medicinal crops for the reason that precedent days and others are used in the community in people medication, scientists have not begun to find the total organic task of the numerous aloe compounds. so that it will detect the sizeable power of the genus, it really is necessary to assemble the data bought over the past fifty years into one accomplished compilation. A landmark e-book, Aloes: The genus Aloes studies all botanical, chemical, biochemical, and scientific details in addition to advertisement functions of aloes. the 1st a part of the ebook good points details at the habitat and taxonomy of aloes, by way of a piece on aloe ingredients. half three specializes in healing job and contains chapters on aloe's function in wound therapeutic, pores and skin melanoma, and the immune approach. the ultimate part is dedicated to aloe biology. Chapters are written by way of finished members who percentage their services and perception from all parts of academia and industry.Providing a great starting place for destiny examine, this quantity brings jointly a wealth of data on aloes from numerous resources, together with seldom-recorded folks customs. it's a worthy consultant for researchers and execs within the components of botany, average product chemistry, pharmacology, dermatology, and immunology.

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These aloes were grouped mainly on the basis of their characteristic succulent leaves (Bauhin, 1651; Uitewaal, 1947; Rowley, 1960; 1976b). Although Linnaeus did not intentionally utilize vegetative characters in his classification system, the latter line of thought did, to some degree, precipitate in his treatment of Aloe. This is clearly illustrated by © 2004 by CRC Press LLC 22 Gideon F. A. Steyn the inclusion in Aloe of taxa currently classified in Aloe, Astroloba, Gasteria, Haworthia (Reynolds, 1950; Bayer, 1976), Kniphofia (Codd, 1968) and Sansevieria Thunb.

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