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Bitter Roots

Author : Abena Dove Osseo-Asare
ISBN : 9780226086163
Genre : Science
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For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants in African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plants have endured, from stolen recipes and toxic tonics to unfulfilled promises of laboratory equipment and usurped personal patents. In Bitter Roots, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare draws on publicly available records and extensive interviews with scientists and healers in Ghana, Madagascar, and South Africa to interpret how African scientists and healers, rural communities, and drug companies—including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Unilever—have sought since the 1880s to develop drugs from Africa’s medicinal plants. Osseo-Asare recalls the efforts to transform six plants into pharmaceuticals: rosy periwinkle, Asiatic pennywort, grains of paradise, Strophanthus, Cryptolepis, and Hoodia. Through the stories of each plant, she shows that herbal medicine and pharmaceutical chemistry have simultaneous and overlapping histories that cross geographic boundaries. At the same time, Osseo-Asare sheds new light on how various interests have tried to manage the rights to these healing plants and probes the challenges associated with assigning ownership to plants and their biochemical components. A fascinating examination of the history of medicine in colonial and postcolonial Africa, Bitter Roots will be indispensable for scholars of Africa; historians interested in medicine, biochemistry, and society; and policy makers concerned with drug access and patent rights.

Bitter Roots

Author : C.J. Carmichael
ISBN : 9781945879906
Genre : Fiction
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Bitter Roots: A Bitter Root Mystery

Bitter Roots

Author : Marion McNair
ISBN : 9780595392957
Genre : Fiction
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Bitter Roots is a tragic love story about a middle-aged Christian woman, Claudia Lakes, whose only desire in life is to love and be loved. Yet, she is not free to love because she is haunted by her past; a deep, dark secret buried under a lemon tree in her backyard. But secrets cannot be kept forever Taunted and bullied as a child, Claudia suffered from low self-esteem until the new minister of her church, his wife, and their young daughter Olivia, moved in next door. At last, Claudia is no longer lonely. She and Olivia become fast friends. At the age of seventeen, Olivia is raped and Claudia blames herself for not being there to protect her. Praise for Marion McNair and Bitter Roots "Bitter Roots is an exciting novel. It reveals all too often, the lives of a myriad of people's public success, but private failure. This provocative work of art will capture your attention. You can't put it down!" -Dr. Paul A. Thomas, PhD, Greenville, North Carolina "Against a backdrop of Christianity, the author develops the characters uniquely, colorfully, and weaves them into an intricate pattern of traditional values laden with suspense, intrigue, and passion. A must read!" -Faye I. Mandell, L.C.S.W

Bitter Roots Tender Shoots

Author : Sally Armstrong
ISBN : UOM:39015082761498
Genre : History
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Everyone knows that Canada's military is in Afghanistan, but what they don't know is how much the average Canadian is contributing to aid efforts in that country. In Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots, respected journalist Sally Armstrong revisits Afghanistan to compare women's lives pre- and post-Taliban, interviewing Afghan and Western women who are dedicated to improving health, education, culture, religion, and human rights. Armstrong connects these stories with the analysis of experts and considers the grassroots efforts of Canadians and the dedicated tax dollars being spent by the Canadian government. Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots is a moving portrayal of the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan in 2008.

Bitter Roots

Author : Reginald Lawrence Wyatt
ISBN : 9780595253357
Genre : Fiction
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Explicit and shockingly bold, first time author Reginald Wyatt's passionate new novel skillfully reveals the sexually sinister events that surround a Louisiana family as it struggles to overcome an old voodoo curse that mysteriously brings death to the men who have been intimate with its beautiful women. Family matriarch, Elizabeth Estell Lafayette sets off a chain of supernatural events after she casts a black magic spell that tampers with an erotic fragrance the community root doctor has concocted to protect Elizabeth's naive daughter and granddaughter from the curse's deadly effects. Spans three generations, a page turning roller coaster ride of emotions.

The Bitter Roots

Author : Norman Macleod
ISBN : UOM:39015054402782
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The Man From The Bitter Roots

Author : Caroline Lockhart
ISBN : NYPL:33433076074776
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Acorns And Bitter Roots

Author : Timothy C. Messner
ISBN : 9780817356491
Genre : History
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Examines the plant-food sources of prehistoric peoples in the Eastern Woodlands through starch-grain analysis, looking at how food sources changed as the tribes moved from one environment to another.

Bitter Roots Sweet Fruit

Author : Karen Cummings
ISBN : 0957772718
Genre : Education
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"The award-winning book covers over 160 years of educational history in Collingwood and discusses local institutions in the context of general educational history. After many years of research the author, Karen Cummings, has unearthed an amazing total of 176 schools, colleges, reformatory and ragged schools, kindergartens and schools of design." --Publisher.

Bitter Roots

Author : Anne Krauel
ISBN : PSU:000005739837
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