Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs Of Eastern and Central North America

ISBN-10: 0395988144
ISBN-13: 9780395988145
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

With more than 40 years of experience in the herbal field, Steven Foster is author, co-author, and photographer of seventeen books. He lives in Eureka Springs Arkansas, in the heart of the medicinal plant-rich Ozarks.

With more than six decades of experience as a botanist, and three decades in medical botany James A. Duke is the author of more than 20 books. He lives in Fulton, Maryland, surrounded by some 300 medicinal plants.

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
General Organization
Identifying Plants
Medicinal Uses
Conservation and Harvesting
A Word of Caution
White or Whitish Flowers
Yellow Flowers
Orange Flowers
Pink to Red Flowers
Violet to Blue Flowers
Green Flowers
Shrubs
Trees
Woody Vines
Ferns
Grasses and Grasslike Plants
Glossary
References
Life List
Index to Plants
Index to Medical Topics

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