Synopses & Reviews
Medicinal Plants, An Introduction to Familiar Widespread Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts alike. This guide is intended to help hikers and backpackers respond to some of the most common ailments befalling wilderness travelers. Note that all of the plants described in this guide have more than one medicinal use. Each color illustration has a description, habitat and remedy. The Pocket Naturalist series is an introduction to common plants and animals and natural phenomena. Each pocket-sized, folding guide highlights up to 150 species and most feature a map identifying prominent sanctuaries and outstanding natural attractions. Each is laminated for durability.
"In many parts of the world medicinal plants still play an important role in primary health care, and in addition they remain promising sources for lead compounds for new therapeutic agents. This book presents an overview of a series of medicinal plants from the East." —L. Pieters, department of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Review of the key distinguishing features of the most common, distinctive and widely distributed North American medicinal plants.
Waterford's new series of Pocket Naturalists to North American plants and animals highlight the most common, distinctive, and widely distributed species in each category. Like all Pocket Naturalists, these guides provide simplified pocket reference that allows readers to easily identify species at a glance. Many of the guides in the series also provide a review of the taxonomy of species and the key differences between groups.
Waterford Pocket Naturalist guides provide a simplified synopsis to many fields of study. They serve as a "first step on the learning ladder" for novices and are a natural precursor to more complex guides that provide comprehensive scientific information.
Medicinal Plants is a unique guide featuring 80 plants having health related properties. Laminated for durability, these handy guides are a great source of portable information. Colorful illustrations help to identify species in the backyard or out in nature.
Unique and informative, this guide describes traditional, medicinal remedies that can be made from more than 80 species of common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Laminated for durability, it is ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
Medicinal Plants is a unique guide that describes traditional wilderness remedies using familiar widespread plants. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally important, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated species selction. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
This guide describes how to use common wild plants to help treat injuries and help alleviate internal discomforts. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally relevant, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The plants are sorted into categories of the injuries/ailments they can help to alleviate and also identifies the most commonly encountered noxious plants. Laminated for durability, this one ounce pocket guide provides simplified, essential information for hikers and campers of all ages on how to treat common backcountry maladies with wild plants. Made in the USA.
About the Author
James Kavanagh has authored over 100 guides that introduce novices to common plants, animals and natural phenomena.
"Environmental education begins when people begin to understand and appreciate the plants and animals in their immediate environment and their relationship to them. This education often begins when people learn the names of species. Just like with humans, a relationship between two individuals begins when they first learn each other's name and grows from there. We hope that by creating products that introduce readers to species, we will begin to facilitate long term relationships that allow people to better comprehend their place in the natural world and understand the urgent need to protect and sustain all species."
James Kavanagh, President