Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890134542

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 351

View: 8899

A field guide, reference on home remedies, and treatise on the applications of herbal medicine.

Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998287119


Page: 415

View: 7191

Charles W. Kane's latest botanical medicine writing endeavor profiles the leading plant medicines of the western mountain states. The greater Rocky Mountain region (Canada to northern New Mexico) is the book's main coverage area. Additionally, many profiled species are found in the high elevation outlier chains of the Southwest and southern California, west to California's Sierra Nevada, and finally northwest to Oregon and Washington's Cascade Range. Each profile is comprised of the following sections: description, distribution, chemistry, medicinal uses, indications, collection, preparations, dosage, and cautions. Distribution maps (105) and color photos (166) accent each write up, serving to further inform the reader on the essentials of DIY field herbal medicine. An entire chapter is devoted to low/medium tech herbal preparation: teas, tinctures, ointments, liniments, essential oils, etc. Helpful appendices include a therapeutic index, bibliography, glossary, and general index.

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West

Author: Gregory L. Tilford

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423590

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

View: 6433

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-colour photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.

Medicinal plants of the desert and canyon West

a guide to identifying, preparing, and using traditional medicinal plants found in the deserts and canyons of the West and Southwest

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: N.A


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

View: 8314

Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State

Author: Jacki Thompson Rand

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803239718

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 3848

Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State illuminates the ways in which Kiowas on the southern plains dealt with the U.S. government s efforts to control them after they were forced onto a reservation by an 1867 treaty. The overarching effects of colonial domination resembled those suffered by other Native groups at the time a considerable loss of land and population decline, as well as a continual erosion of the Kiowas political, cultural, economic, and religious sovereignty and traditions. Although readily acknowledging these far-reaching consequences, Jacki Thompson Rand sees the root impact of colonialism and the concomitant Kiowa responses as centered less on policy disputes than on the disruptions to their daily life and to their humanity. Colonialism attacked the Kiowas on the most human, everyday level through starvation, outbreaks of smallpox, emotional disorientation, and continual difficulties in securing clothing and shelter, and the Kiowas responses and counterassertions of sovereignty thus tended to focus on efforts to feed their people, sustain the physical community, and preserve psychic equilibrium. Offering a fresh, original view of Native responses to colonialism, this study demonstrates amply that Native struggles against the encroachment of the state go well beyond armed resistance and political strategizing. Rand shows that the Native response was born of everyday survival and the yearning for well-being and community.

Medicinal Plants of North America

A Field Guide

Author: Jim Meuninck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019627

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 7724

This exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals every body needs to obtain optimum health and prevent disease. Meuninck moves the user from simple and familiar plants toward less common plants more difficult to identify. Each of the 122 plants has a color photograph, plant description, and location. Identification of plants are grouped from common to rare in the environment and where they are found: prairies, woodlands, mountains, deserts, and wetlands. Relevant facts about each plant such as toxicity, historical uses, modern uses, as well as wildlife/veterinary uses are also listed. Additional information included in this extraordinary field guide: explanations of how each plant affects the human body; cultural and ethnic uses of medicinal herbs and cooking spices; others creatures who consume the plants; a list of most recommended garden herbs; web site resources, and much more. The Author's Notes provide personal experiences and novel skills honed from over forty years of experience. They include: gardening tips, recipes, formulations, humor, successful experiences, and more. There is no field guide as all-encompassing and detailed as this one, yet it's portable and easy to understand.

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0890135924

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 8075

Michael Moore, renowned herbalist, teacher, and author of several medicinal plant books, presents a one-of-a-kind guide to over three hundred species of plants geographically ranging from Baja California to Alaska. This uniquely attractive book educates the reader to both native and introduced species within this region. With over eighty line drawings, forty-four color photographs, maps, and a glossary, this book contains clear and reliable information on identification and safe use of the plants; appearance, habitats, collecting methods, and storage; therapeutic uses, constituents, and preparations; potential toxicities and medical contraindications; and tea-making, tincturing, and salve making.

100 Texas Wildflowers

Author: Dorothy Baird Mattiza

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856358

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 72

View: 5436

Information on the range, size, identification, and scientific name of 100 flowers native to Texas.

Desert Survival Skills

Author: David Alloway

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292792263

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

View: 7792

Remote desert locations, including the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico, southern Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, draw adventurers of all kinds, from the highly skilled and well prepared to urban cowboys who couldn't lead themselves (much less a horse!) to water. David Alloway's goal in this book is to help all of them survive when circumstances beyond their control strand them in the desert environment. In simple, friendly language, enlivened with humor and stories from his own extensive experience, Alloway here offers a practical, comprehensive handbook for both short-term and long-term survival in the Chihuahuan and other North American deserts.

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9780911408720

Category: Nature

Page: 56

View: 9866

100 of the most interesting desert wildflowers are described and depicted in full-color photographs.

Toward an Integrative Medicine

Merging Alternative Therapies with Biomedicine

Author: Hans A. Baer

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759115125

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5657

This book chronicles the transformation of the holistic health movement as it increasingly influences the delivery of health care in America. He describes the battle for legitimacy by alternative therapeutic practitioners, and the increasing interest by the biomedical profession in the possibilities of a complementary and integrative medical system. Baer shows ironically, how the holistic movement may ultimately become more limited as it gains acceptance and is integrated into mainstream medicine.

Smart Medicine for Healthier Living

A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments

Author: Janet Zand,James B. LaValle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662638

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 3386

Written by a medical doctor, a naturopath, and a registered pharmacist, Smart Medicine for Healthier Living is a complete A-to-Z guide to the most common disorders and their treatments, using both alternative care and conventional medicine. Comprehensive and easy-to-follow, Smart Medicine for Healthier Living is divided into three parts. Part one explains the full spectrum of approaches used to effectively treat common health problems. It provides an overview of the history, fundamentals, and uses of conventional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, aromatherapy, diet, and nutritional supplements. It also includes a helpful section on home and personal safety. Part two contains a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of various health problems. Each entry clearly explains the problem and offers specific advice using a variety of approaches. Part three provides step-by-step guidance on using the many therapies and procedures suggested for each health problem. Smart Medicine for Healthier Living is a reliable source that you and your family can turn to time and time again, whenever the need arises.

Backyard Medicine

Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

Author: Julie Bruton-Seal,Matthew Seal

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626368694

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 8761

With this “wonderful book all herbalists need,” you can learn to make your own teas, tinctures, poultices, and more (David Hoffmann, BSc FNIMH). Modern medicine is truly a blessing. Advances are made with astonishing speed every day, using both science and technology to make our lives longer and healthier. But if the era of modern medicine began less than two hundred years ago, how did people treat sickness and poor health before then? This book holds the answer. Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring over 120 easily made herbal home remedies and fully illustrated with nearly three hundred color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, and global applications of fifty common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines. Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for their home—and garden.

Women's Health in Complementary and Integrative Medicine E-Book

A Clinical Guide

Author: Marc S. Micozzi,Tieraona Low Dog

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203598X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 451

This book covers the most common areas of concern in women's health. It provides a truly integrative approach, showing when, how, and for whom complementary/integrative therapies can benefit women in continuity with their regular medical care. This is an evidence-based, clinically-oriented book that presents the background and range of complementary and alternative therapies related to common medical conditions and functional complaints and disorders. It summarizes and analyzes scientific studies on the safety and efficacy of these therapies for various women's health conditions. Each chapter includes a description of commonly used treatments, discussions of safety issues (including adverse effects and drug interactions), a comprehensive summary and methodological assessment of clinical trials on the subject (with animal and in vitro data included as appropriate), and advice on counseling patients. Provides a clear review of the scientific evidence relating complementary and integrative medicine to the care of women. Offers a roadmap to the options in the treatment of women with complementary and integrative medicine - expanding the clinician's practice, whatever their specialty, with realistic possibilities. Features comprehensive coverage of safety issues. Written by leading experts in the field. Sidebars within each chapter provide at-a-glance advice for patients and practitioners. Includes key coverage of non-gynecologic issues such as nutrition, headache, depression, cancer, and heart disease. Offers comprehensive coverage of commonly used treatments and related safety issues, such as possible adverse effects and drug interactions, plus a helpful appendix on Botanical Products. A focused table of contents makes it easy to find the right treatment for each patient based on their condition. Features advice on talking with patients about self-treatments they may have read about in books or on the Internet.

Los Remedios

Traditional Herbal Remedies of the Southwest

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0890135800

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 7562

A wealth of information about herbal remedies native to the Southwest, infused with wisdom, wit, and personal reminiscences.

Medicinal Plants of Kashmir and Ladakh

Temperate and Cold Arid Himalaya

Author: Maharaj Krishnen Kaul

Publisher: Indus Publishing

ISBN: 9788173870613

Category: Materia medica, Vegetable

Page: 173

View: 3452

This life is the outcome of author's field studies and provides scientific information on 111 selected medicinal plants occurring in Kashmir and Ladakh. A chapter on traditional knowledge on healing properties of plants giving ethno-medical uses of 291 plants is included.

Medicinal Plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Author: Sasha W. Eisenman,David E. Zaurov,Lena Struwe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461439124

Category: Science

Page: 340

View: 4429

This unique book is a collaborative effort between researchers at Rutgers University and colleagues from numerous institutions in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. It will be the first book to document more than 200 of the most important medicinal plants of Central Asia, many whose medicinal uses and activities are being described in English for the first time. The majority of the plants described grow wild in Central Asia with some being endemic, while other species have been introduced to Central Asia but are commonly used in regional plant based medicine. The book contains four introductory chapters. The first and second chapters cover the geography, climate and vegetation of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, respectively. The third chapter provides a brief history of medicinal plant use and science in Central Asia and the fourth chapter contains general information about phytochemistry. The fifth chapter comprises the bulk of the book and covers 208 medicinal plant species. Nearly all species have one or more high quality, color photographs. Three useful appendices have been included. The first is a glossary of botanical and ecological terms, the second is a glossary of chemistry terms and the third is a glossary of medical terms. During the preparation of this manuscript we found there to be a deficiency in quality reference resources for the translation of many of the technical terms associated with the different branches of science covered in this book. In order to make our job easier we compiled glossaries over the course of preparing the manuscript and have included them feeling that they will be an extremely valuable resource for readers. ​

Medicinal Plant Biodiversity of Lesser Himalayas-Pakistan

Author: Arshad Mehmood Abbasi,Mir Ajab Khan,Mushtaq Ahmad,Muhammad Zafar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461415748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 220

View: 4853

Covering 100 medicinal plant species of the Lesser Himalayas including Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms, this book reviews ethnobotanical aspects, marketing and anthropogenic pressures, and also includes scientific description and traditional uses.

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Author: Steven Foster,Christopher Hobbs

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395838068

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 442

View: 5257

Features more than five hundred plants and herbs of North America providing information on their location and medicinal uses.