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Medicinal Plants of North America: A Field Guide (Falcon Guide)

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ISBN13: 9780762742981
ISBN10: 0762742984
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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.

Book News Annotation:

A biologist who has extensively studied plants used as medicine by Native Americans, herbalists, and holistic practitioners, defines what makes a wild plant medicinal and types of herbal preparations. With color photos, references to Germany's Commission E, and cautions, Meuninck profiles traditional and modern uses of plants found in yards, Eastern U.S. forested areas, wetlands, the mountain West, and deserts. The guide includes a list of life expectancies in several countries, top garden herbs, and resources. FalconGuide is an imprint of Globe Pequot Press. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An updated field guide to the medicinal plants and herbs found in eastern and central North America, including how to identify them and use them.

Synopsis:

Peterson

The best-selling field guides of all time

Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update theand#160;Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.and#160;The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Synopsis:

Explore the world of Medicinal Plants

This detailed field guide provides a comprehensive look at plants noted for enhancing health and preventing disease. Featuring more than 120 color photographs, the book presents plant descriptions, clear identification, practical information on where they are found, interesting facts, and colorful author commentary about familiar plants as well as those that are less common and more difficult to identify.

Learn how to recognize medicinal plants, discover how each plant affects the human body, and find out which plants promote good health or provide relief for particular ailments. This easy to understand and portable guide is a must-have reference for anyone interested in medicinal plants, their uses, and their habitats.

 
Look inside to find: 

• Traditional and modern uses

• Recipes and gardening tips

• Wildlife and veterinary uses

• The top-eleven garden herbs

• Precautions and toxicity

• Web site resources

About the Author

Jim Meuninck is a biologist and counselor who, for more than thirty years, has studied the use of wild plants as food and medicine in North America, Europe, Central America, Japan, and China. Jim is president of Media Methods, Inc., a publishing company specializing in ethnobotanical media. He lives on the shores of Eagle Lake, in Edwardsburg, Michigan.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762742981
Author:
Meuninck, Jim
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Author:
Meunick, Jim
Author:
Foster, Steven
Author:
Duke, James A.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Medicinal plants
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Medicinal plants -- North America.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Subject:
Plants
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Peterson Field Guides
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
600 color photos
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 480 pages Falcon - English 9780762742981 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An updated field guide to the medicinal plants and herbs found in eastern and central North America, including how to identify them and use them.
"Synopsis" by ,
Peterson

The best-selling field guides of all time

Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update theand#160;Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.and#160;The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

"Synopsis" by ,
Explore the world of Medicinal Plants

This detailed field guide provides a comprehensive look at plants noted for enhancing health and preventing disease. Featuring more than 120 color photographs, the book presents plant descriptions, clear identification, practical information on where they are found, interesting facts, and colorful author commentary about familiar plants as well as those that are less common and more difficult to identify.

Learn how to recognize medicinal plants, discover how each plant affects the human body, and find out which plants promote good health or provide relief for particular ailments. This easy to understand and portable guide is a must-have reference for anyone interested in medicinal plants, their uses, and their habitats.

 
Look inside to find: 

• Traditional and modern uses

• Recipes and gardening tips

• Wildlife and veterinary uses

• The top-eleven garden herbs

• Precautions and toxicity

• Web site resources

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