Ginseng

How to Find, Grow, and Use North America's Forest Gold

Author: Kim Derek Pritts

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742229

Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Page: 177

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Cultivitation, history, creating a ginseng garden, establishing healthy growing conditions, and finding the plant in the wild.
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American ginseng

the root of North America's medicinal herb trade

Author: Christopher S. Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American ginseng industry

Page: 94

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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

Author: Christian Rätsch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776628

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants • Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances • Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality • Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.
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Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America

Author: Timothy Silver

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863149

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.
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Proceedings and Invited Papers

Natural Resources Income Opportunities on Private Lands Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Land use, Rural

Page: 275

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The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field & Marketplace

Author: Lee Sturdivant,Tim Blakley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 323

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Featuring a thorough discussion on the propagation, planting, cultivation, harvest, processing, and drying of 75 specific herbs now used in the medicinal herb market, this complete book also includes information on average market prices and herbal safety and product standardization. 35 line drawings.
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Drinks from the Wilds

Author: Steven A. Krause

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811727334

Category: Cooking

Page: 276

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Here is everything you need - infomation on identifying and harvesting edible plants, plus dozens of easy-to-follow recipes - to bring the best of nature to your table in delicious, unusual beverages.
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HortIdeas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horticulture

Page: N.A

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The New Farm

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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N.Y. Forest Owner

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

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Special forest products

biodiversity meets the marketplace

Author: Nan C. Vance,Jane Thomas,United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 163

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Sharing Local and National Experience in Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in South Asia

Proceedings of the Workshop Held at Pokhara, Nepal, 21-23 January, 2001

Author: Nirmal Bhattarai,Madhav Bahadur Karki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicinal plants

Page: 261

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Contributed papers presented at the Regional Workshop on "Sharing Local and National Experience in Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in South Asia", held on January 21-23, 2001, at Pokhara, Nepal.
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Fur Fish Game

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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American Gardening

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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