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Medicinal Plants of the Mountain Westby Michael Moore
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Called the "godfather of American herbalists," Michael Moore first published his celebrated "Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West in 1979. A lot has changed in the field of botanical medicine in the intervening years. Drawing on research over his thirty-five-year career as a teacher, merchant, and alternative-medicine practitioner, Moore updates and revises his guide to further expose the botanical wealth of the mountain west region. Accessible to professionals and nonprofessionals alike, this comprehensive guide covers the entire range of medicinal herbs found in New Mexico, Arizona, West Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and California. In its easy-to-use format, plant species are presented with both botanical and popular names, with descriptions and notations of habitat. Each plant is illustrated with color photographs or line drawings and accompanied by maps showing the plant's distribution. "Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West and "Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West are unsurpassed as field guides and for their authoritative information on collection and medicinal preparation.
Book News Annotation:
Much new information has become available since he wrote the 1979 edition, says herbalist Moore, but most of it focused on a few plants with potential as lucrative products for corporations, a trend he finds pernicious. People should learn about the plants themselves, and about their use in personal and family health, he says. He updates his guide to help them. The articles on specific herbs are supported by an index of therapeutic use, line drawings by Mimi Kamp and distribution maps for each herb, and 16 pages of color photographs. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-324).
Accessible to professionals and amatuers alike, this comprehensive guide covers the medicinals herbs in NM, AZ, west TX, NV, UT, CO and CA. Illustrated with maps, drawings and color photographs.
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