Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

The Definitive Guide : Medicinal & Edible Plants ; Collection, Preparation, Use, & Cautions

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Baker & Taylor
Describes more than two hundred desert and mountain growing medicinal plants and discusses the medicinal use, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Book News
A teacher and practitioner as well as author, Kane updates and enlarges his 2006 regional guide to conform to current scientific nomenclature, add a few new herbs, and revamp the color photograph section. He also includes more detailed instructions on preparations. For each plant, he includes the various common and scientific names, description, distribution, chemistry, medicinal uses, indications, collecting, preparations, dosage, cautions, and other uses. He does not mention whether the plant is endangered. The photographs illustrate the stage most usually collected, but sometimes other useful aspects, such as stripping bark or bundled to dry. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Lincoln Town Pr
This text covers over 210 western plants within 100 distinct plant profiles, from Acacia to Yucca. Each profile is identified by what the author calls its main common name. This is followed by the plant's Latin family name, its current Latin binomial, and any other common names. The profile is further broken down into segments such as description, distribution, chemistry, medicinal uses, indications, collection, preparation and dosage, and cautions.Kane's writing style is simple and easy to follow. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in the field, he equips the reader with practical information that can be readily applied, while at the same time lending insights that can only come from someone with a true passion for, and intimate knowledge of, botanical medicines. Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest serves as a decent field guide as well. In addition to the text, the book contains 80 detailed paintings by Frank S. Rose and over 250 photos of the plants covered in the book, allowing for easy recognition on site. Although the name focuses on plants in the southwest, many may be found throughout North America. Such familiar names include dandelion, horsetail, juniper, and verbena. Thus, the medicinal plants in this book go well beyond the geographical borders of its title. For anyone interested in botanical medicine, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest is a valuable addition to your library.
This work details more than 210 medicinal plants. The majority are found throughout the Southwest, others have a wider western range, and then some are found country wide. Each profile discusses the plant's identification, distribution, chemistry, medicinal and edible uses, and cautions. More than 250 color photos and 80 paintings further enhance the information's usefulness. Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work includes a glossary, a therapeutic index, and an extensive bibliography.

& Taylor

Improved, revised and expanded, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest details the essentials of more than 200 desert and mountain growing medicinal plants. Along with geographic distribution and botanical description, medicinal use, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage and cautions are specifically discussed for each plant. More than 200 color plates (photographs and illustrations), bibliography, glossary and an index are included. Kane is regarded for his understandable, no-nonsense approach in a field known for the opposite.

Publisher: [Tucson, Ariz.] : Lincoln Town Press, 2009
Edition: Second edition, revised & expanded
ISBN: 9780977133345
Branch Call Number: 615.321 KANE
Characteristics: 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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