A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American

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A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American

Format:  Paperback,

411 pages

Edition: None

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Dec 1999

ISBN-13: 9780395988145

ISBN-10: 0395988144

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With more than 300 photos, this new edition shows how to identify more than 500 healing plants. Descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found, as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics, symbols next to plant descriptions, and organization of plants by colors all make this an essential guide to understanding the traditional medicinal uses of the plants around us. At a time when interest in herbs and natural medicine has never been higher, the second edition of this essential guide shows how to identify more than five hundred kinds of healing plants. More than three hundred new color photos illustrate their flowers, leaves, and fruits. The updated descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics is helpful for quickly locating information on specific ailments, from asthma and headaches to colds and stomachaches. Symbols next to plant descriptions give readers a quick visual alert to plants that are poisonous or may cause allergic reactions. Organized by plant color for fast identification, this guide is an indispensable tool for understanding the traditional medicinal uses of the plants and herbs around us.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Dec 1999
ISBN-13: 9780395988145
ISBN-10: 0395988144
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 411
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.75 x 7.5 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
How to Use This Bookp. 1
General Organizationp. 1
Identifying Plantsp. 2
Medicinal Usesp. 5
Conservation and Harvestingp. 7
A Word of Cautionp. 10
White or Whitish Flowersp. 15
Yellow Flowersp. 99
Orange Flowersp. 151
Pink to Red Flowersp. 155
Violet to Blue Flowersp. 189
Green Flowersp. 228
Shrubsp. 254
Treesp. 289
Woody Vinesp. 333
Fernsp. 342
Grasses and Grasslike Plantsp. 350
Glossaryp. 357
Referencesp. 362
Life Listp. 365
Index to Plantsp. 377
Index to Medical Topicsp. 396

Book description

With more than 300 photos, this new edition shows how to identify more than 500 healing plants. Descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found, as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics, symbols next to plant descriptions, and organization of plants by colors all make this an essential guide to understanding the traditional medicinal uses of the plants around us. At a time when interest in herbs and natural medicine has never been higher, the second edition of this essential guide shows how to identify more than five hundred kinds of healing plants.

More than three hundred new color photos illustrate their flowers, leaves, and fruits. The updated descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics is helpful for quickly locating information on specific ailments, from asthma and headaches to colds and stomachaches. Symbols next to plant descriptions give readers a quick visual alert to plants that are poisonous or may cause allergic reactions. Organized by plant color for fast identification, this guide is an indispensable tool for understanding the traditional medicinal uses of the plants and herbs around us.

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