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

Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395988145

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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2000
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Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395988145

Steven Foster and James A. Duke

ISBN13: 978-0395988145
ISBN10: 0395988144
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments xi

How to Use This Book 1

General Organization1

Identifying Plan 2

Medicinal Uses 5

Conservation and Harvesting 7

A Word of Caution 10

White or Whitish Flowers 15

Yellow Flowers 99

Orange Flowers 151

Pink to Red Flowers 155

Violet to Blue Flowers 189

Green Flowers 228

Shrubs 254

Trees 289

Woody Vines 333

Ferns 342

Grasses and Grasslike Plants 350

Glossary 357

References 362

Life List 365

Index to Plants 377

Index to Medical Topics 396

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