Synopses & Reviews
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.
This encyclopedic volume describes more than 200 medicinal plants found in North America, gives directions for uses and dosages, and offers a comparison of the same plants in other cultures where herbalogy has flourished. Annotated bibilography. Illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-352) and index.
About the Author
Alma R. Hutchens, a close associate of the late herbalist N. G. Tretchikoff, has been a student and practitioner of herbal medicine for many years.