Synopses & Reviews
Lavishly illustrated, this definitive study identifies 180 plants that have been recognized for their medicinal qualities: green hellebore, marsh marigold, American ginseng, scarlet pimpernel, the common iris, hops, and many others. A therapeutic index keys over 1,000 ailments to alleged botanicals. 180 plates. Table of modern nomenclature.
Widely regarded as the definitive study of American medicinal plants, this volume discusses 180 native and acculturated plants in terms of curative and adverse physiological effects, chemical constituents, along with nomenclature, description, history and habitat. Green hellebore, marsh marigold, American ginseng, scarlet pimpernel many others. Accurate illustration show each plant, with magnification of pollen, fruit, seed, leaf and other parts. The drawings alone are worth the price of the book.
Lavishly illustrated, definitive study describes 180 plants: green hellebore, marsh marigold, American ginseng, scarlet pimpernel, and many others. Accurate illustration for each plant. 180 plates. Table of modern nomenclature.
Full descriptions, 180 plants covered: history; physical description; methods of preparation with all chemical constituents extracted; all claimed curative or adverse effects. 180 full-page plates.
Table of Contents
Publisher's Note to the Dover Edition
Natural Arrangement of the Plants
Additions and Corrections
Table of Revised Classification and Nomenclature
FULL-PAGE PLATES WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT
Index of French Common Names
Index of German Common Names