Native American medicinal plants

an ethnobotanical dictionary

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Pr


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 799

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Describing the medicinal uses of over 2,700 plants by 218 Native American tribes, the author organizes his extensive research into eighty-two categories--including contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, sedatives, toothache remedies, and more--and provides indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, as well as 150 line drawings.

Native American Food Plants

An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691891

Category: Science

Page: 455

View: 5656

Based on 25 years of research that combed every historical and anthropological record of Native American ways, this unprecedented culinary dictionary documents the food uses of 1500 plants by 220 Native American tribes from early times to the present. Like anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman's previous volume, Native American Medicinal Plants, this extensive compilation draws on the same research as his monumental Native American Ethnobotany, this time culling 32 categories of food uses from an extraordinary range of species. Hundreds of plants, both native and introduced, are described. The usage categories include beverages, breads, fruits, spices, desserts, snacks, dried foods, and condiments, as well as curdling agents, dietary aids,Ê preservatives, and even foods specifically for emergencies. Each example of tribal use includes a brief description of how the food was prepared. In addition, multiple indexes are arranged by tribe, type of food, and common names to make it easy to pursue specific research. An essential reference for anthropologists, ethnobotanists, and food scientists, this will also make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of wild and cultivated local foods and the remarkable practical botanical knowledge of Native American forbears.

Native American Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel E. Moerman

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924534

Category: Science

Page: 927

View: 9718

An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.

Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants

A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes

Author: Charlotte Erichsen-Brown

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139328

Category: Nature

Page: 544

View: 2605

Chronological historical citations document 500 years of usage of plants, trees, and shrubs native to eastern Canada and northeastern United States. Also complete identifying information, 343 illustrations. "You can't go wrong." — Botanic & Herb Reviews.

Indian Herbalogy of North America

Author: Alma R. Hutchens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824396

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

View: 7707

For more than twenty years this pioneering work had served as a bible for herbalists throughout the world. It is an illustrated encyclopedic guide to more than two hundred medicinal plants found in North America, with descriptions of each plant's appearance and uses, and directions for methods of use and dosage. Native American traditions are compared with traditional uses of the same plants among other cultures where the science of herbs has flourished, particularly in Russia and China. Included is an annotated bibliography of pertinent books and periodicals.

How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

Author: Frances Densmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131106

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7534

Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. 33 plates.

Plants, Health And Healing

On the Interface of Ethnobotany and Medical Anthropology

Author: Elisabeth Hsu,Stephen Harris

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857456342

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 6659

Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South America. Even though medicinal plants have always attracted considerable attention, there is surprisingly little research on the interface of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. This volume, which brings together (ethno-)botanists, medical anthropologists and a clinician, makes an important contribution towards filling this gap. It emphasises that plant knowledge arises situationally as an intrinsic part of social relationships, that herbs need to be enticed if not seduced by the healers who work with them, that herbal remedies are cultural artefacts, and that bioprospecting and medicinal plant discovery can be viewed as the epitome of a long history of borrowing, stealing and exchanging plants.

The A to Z of Plant Names

A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691964

Category: Gardening

Page: 312

View: 5091

Provides the names of over four thousand common British and North American garden plants, and includes information on the names' origins, meanings, and relationships to the plants themselves.

A Handbook of Native American Herbs

Author: Alma R. Hutchens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0877736995

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 2529

This authoritative guide—based on the author's classic reference work, Indian Herbalogy of North America —is a portable illustrated companion for the professional and amateur herbalist alike. It provides detailed descriptions of 125 of the most useful medicinal plants commonly found in North America, along with directions for a range of uses, remedies for common ailments, and notes on the herbal traditions of other lands. Entries include staples of folk medicine such as echinacea and slippery elm as well as common kitchen herbs—such as parsley, thyme, and pepper—whose tonic and healing properties are less widely known.

Native Plant Stories

Author: Joseph Bruchac

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555912123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1611

Native American myths about plants from eighteen different peoples

Iroquois Medical Botany

Author: James W. Herrick

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604648

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 284

View: 2699

Iroquois Medical Botany is the first guide to understanding the use of herbal medicines in traditional Iroquois culture. It links Iroquois cosmology to cultural themes by showing the inherent spiritual power of plants and how the Iroquois traditionally have used and continue to use plants as remedies.

Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies

A Comprehensive Guide to the Native American Tradition of Using Herbs and the Mind/body/spirit Connection for Improving Health and Well-being

Author: Anthony J. Cichoke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583331002

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 274

View: 4420

Describes the Native American concept of healing, which stresses the balance of mind, body, and spirit; offers an alphabetical listing of therapies and their recipes; and discusses other healing practices.

Plants of Power

Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants

Author: Alfred Savinelli

Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)

ISBN: 9781570671302

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 776

Plants of Power is a guide to the sacred plants traditionally used by Native Americans and other indigenous people around the world. Highlighted here are 14 significant plants, with information on their properties, growing conditions, and medicinal applications. Included are descriptions of Native American ceremonies and rituals in which these plants play a central role. Alfred Savinelli has wildcrafted plants for more than 25 years and is an active defender of plant rights.

Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Author: James A. Duke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351467328

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 4353

The Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary presents an exciting new rainforest book, designed and conceived in the rainforest and dedicated to its preservation.The book contains concise accounts of the various uses to which prominent Amazonian plants are put by the local rainforest inhabitants. Although emphasis is placed on plant foods and forest medicines, there is also commentary on other relevant applications, including natural artifacts, house construction, natural pesticides, and ornamental and fodder plants. More than 1,000 species are covered and over 200 illustrated. An index to Spanish and English names leads to the scientific name, and the index to plants provides its medicinal application. There are even suggestions on how to eat palm grubs and how to make an Amazonian salad dressing. All royalties from the book are donated to the Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) in order to continue its preservation of one of the world's most diverse forests.

Sacred Trees

Author: Nathaniel Altman

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 9780871564702

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 5531

Traces the special relationship between people and trees using the history and mythology of various cultures of the world, including the ancient Egyptians, the Druids, and native Hawaiians

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition

Author: Maurice M. Iwu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466571977

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 506

View: 6142

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

American Indian Medicine

Author: Virgil J. Vogel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806189770

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

View: 3692

The purpose of this book, says the author, is to show the effect of Indian medicinal practices on white civilization. Actually it achieves far more. It discusses Indian theories of disease and methods of combating disease and even goes into the question of which diseases were indigenous and which were brought to the Indian by the white man. It also lists Indian drugs that have won acceptance in the Pharmacopeia of the United States and the National Formulary. The influence of American Indian healing arts on the medicine and healing and pharmacology of the white man was considerable. For example, such drugs as insulin and penicillin were anticipated in rudimentary form by the aborigines. Coca leaves were used as narcotics by Peruvian Indians hundreds of years before Carl Koller first used cocaine as a local anesthetic in 1884. All together, about 170 medicines, mostly botanical, were contributed to the official compendia by Indians north of the Rio Grande, about 50 more coming from natives of the Latin-American and Caribbean regions. Impressions and attitudes of early explorers, settlers, physicians, botanists, and others regarding Indian curative practices are reported by geographical regions, with British, French, and Spanish colonies and the young United States separately treated. Indian theories of disease—sorcery, taboo violation, spirit intrusion, soul loss, unfulfilled dreams and desires, and so on -and shamanistic practices used to combat them are described. Methods of treating all kinds of injuries-from fractures to snakebite-and even surgery are included. The influence of Indian healing lore upon folk or domestic medicine, as well as on the "Indian doctors" and patent medicines, are discussed. For the convenience of the reader, an index of botanical names is provided, together with a wide variety of illustrations. The disproportionate attention that has been given to the superstitious and unscientific features of aboriginal medicine has tended to obscure its real contributions to American civilization.

Small Wild Cats

The Animal Answer Guide

Author: James G. Sanderson,Patrick Watson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898854

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 3481

This book presents basic information on 36 species of small wild cats in the Felidae family (including domestic cats) in a question-and-answer format.

Ethnobotany of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians

Author: Patricia Whereat-Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870718526

Category: Nature

Page: 147

View: 2428

"Contents" -- "Foreword by Nancy J. Turner" -- "Preface" -- "How to Use This Book" -- "Acknowledgments" -- "Chapter 1. Indigenous Languages" -- "Chapter 2. Cultural Background and History" -- "Chapter 3. The Ethnographers and Their Informants" -- "Chapter 4. Plants and the Traditional Culture" -- "Chapter 5. Trees" -- "Chapter 6. Shrubs" -- "Chapter 7. Forbs" -- "Chapter 8. Ferns, Fern Allies, and Moss" -- "Chapter 9. Fungi and Seaweeds" -- "Chapter 10. Unidentified Plants" -- "Appendix: Basketry" -- "Notes" -- "Bibliography

Cherokee Plants and Their Uses

A 400 Year History

Author: Paul B. Hamel,Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey

Publisher: Chelsea Press

ISBN: 9780935741254

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 71

View: 4674

Over 400 plants are listed along with their traditional uses; an explanation of the spiritual relationship of the Cherokee people with their environment; material drawn from conversations with North Carolina Cherokee elders.