• Provides microscopic descriptions of the major botanicals used in herbal products
  • Includes descriptions based on authenticated materials and multiple samples of each species
  • Discusses the microscopic anatomy of plant parts used, whole and powdered, for each species
  • Contains line drawings, microphoto images, and more than 1000 color illustrations
  • Supplies a guide to microscopy resources


Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the American Botanical Council

Compiled by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®, this volume addresses the lack of authoritative microscopic descriptions of those medicinal plant species currently in trade. It includes an atlas providing detailed text and graphic descriptions of more than 140 medicinal plant species and their adulterants. (more…)