Author: Michael Moore
Publisher: UNM Press
View: 3283Michael Moore, renowned herbalist, teacher, and author of several medicinal plant books, presents a one-of-a-kind guide to over three hundred species of plants geographically ranging from Baja California to Alaska. This uniquely attractive book educates the reader to both native and introduced species within this region. With over eighty line drawings, forty-four color photographs, maps, and a glossary, this book contains clear and reliable information on identification and safe use of the plants; appearance, habitats, collecting methods, and storage; therapeutic uses, constituents, and preparations; potential toxicities and medical contraindications; and tea-making, tincturing, and salve making.
Author: Michael Moore
Publisher: UNM Press
View: 5738This classic work on medicinal herbs of the Western uplands is an authoritative presentation of more than 100 species. Unsurpassed as a field guide for its authoritative information on collection and medicinal preparation. Focuses on the plant life of rocky and arid lands of the West, and includes detailed information on the preparation and use of these vital herbs.
Author: Charles W. Kane
View: 6822Charles W. Kane's latest botanical medicine writing endeavor profiles the leading plant medicines of the western mountain states. The greater Rocky Mountain region (Canada to northern New Mexico) is the book's main coverage area. Additionally, many profiled species are found in the high elevation outlier chains of the Southwest and southern California, west to California's Sierra Nevada, and finally northwest to Oregon and Washington's Cascade Range. Each profile is comprised of the following sections: description, distribution, chemistry, medicinal uses, indications, collection, preparations, dosage, and cautions. Distribution maps (105) and color photos (166) accent each write up, serving to further inform the reader on the essentials of DIY field herbal medicine. An entire chapter is devoted to low/medium tech herbal preparation: teas, tinctures, ointments, liniments, essential oils, etc. Helpful appendices include a therapeutic index, bibliography, glossary, and general index.
Identify, Harvest, and Use 100 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness
Author: Briana Wiles
Publisher: Timber Press
View: 5335“A practical guide to using medicinal herbs as well as a powerful reminder of our reciprocal relationship with the natural world.” —Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs In Mountain States Medicinal Plants, Briana Wiles is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 120 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Nevada.
Author: Gregory L. Tilford
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 7354Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-colour photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.
Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in the Rockies
Author: Lizbeth Morgan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
View: 1749The Rocky Mountain region's diverse geography overflows with edible plant species. From salsify to pearly everlasting, currants to pine nuts, Foraging the Rocky Mountains guides you to 85 edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the region. This valuable reference guide will help you identify and appreciate the wild bounty of the Rocky Mountain states. This guide also includes:: detailed descriptions of edible plants and animals tips on finding, preparing, and using foraged foods recipes suitable for the trail and at home detailed, full-color photos a glossary of botanical terms
Author: Terry Willard,James McCormick
Publisher: Calgary : Wild Rose College of Natural Healing
View: 3418More than 200 colour photographs and line drawings combine with information on more than 150 major plant species to make this book a great horticultural resource. Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rocky Mountains and Neighbouring Territories includes descriptions of plant uses and preparations with details on how First Nations peoples used the material for herbal healing.
Author: Patricia Kyritsi Howell
Publisher: Boston Academic Pub
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 8114This concise guide to medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians includes botanical descriptions of 45 native plants, their historical and current uses in herbal practice, detailed, easy-to-follow medicine making instructions and unique recipes for syrups, liniments, digestive bitters and more. The book invites the reader to explore native plants in their wild habitats and offers step-by-step ethical harvesting guidelines while emphasizing conservation issues. The author is a well-respected medical herbalist and teacher who lives in the mountains of north Georgia. Praise for Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. "This is one volume that I want to own as we enter the post-corporate age: a priceless guide to Southern plant alchemy. This practical yet enchanting botanical brings an ancient art to modernity. These pages are as rich as the cove forests they honor. Even to peruse Howell's manual is healing, and exhilarating, not only because of the book's inherent beauty, but because it contains vital knowledge all of us will need as fossil fuels dwindle and we return to the local. One day this book may save your life." Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Wild Card Quilt and Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land "An elegant introduction presented in a clear-as-a-bell style that educates as well as entertains." Peter Loewer, author of The Wild Gardener and Jefferson's Garden "There are many comprehensive volumes about medicinal plants in other regions of North America but none for the botanically rich southeast. Now, a widely experienced and knowledgeable herbalist has written a thorough guide to the virtues of Yellow Root, Rabbit Tobacco, Dogwood Bark, Sweet Fern and other better known herbs of the region. From Howell's book, readers can learn to use local plants safely and consciously to improve the health of their families or patients." David Winston, RH (AHG), Dean, Herbal Therapeutics School of Herbal Medicine "An excellent, much needed resource on Southeastern herbs. Well thought out and easy to follow." Tim Blakely, co-author of The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace "I often remind veterinarians that the foundation of botanical medicine lies in the experience of learning all aspects of medicinal plants thoroughly. This book guides the reader out of the classroom and into the fields and forest where plants become, to the student, more tangible sources of healing. Recommended for any practitioner who wants to deepen their understanding of our native apothecary." Susan Wynn, DVM, RH (AHG), Executive Director, Veterinary Botanical Medical Assoc.
Author: Margarita Artschwager Kay
View: 5240Disenchanted with biomedicine and dismayed by its cost, increasing numbers of people are seeking alternative therapies such as the healing plants discussed in this book. Plant medicine is a billion-dollar business: health food stores, small yerberias, and even giant grocery store chains carry hundreds of medicinal herbs. By one estimate, up to one-third of the U.S. population uses alternative medicine--generally in addition to conventional therapy and commonly without telling their doctors. The heart of this volume is a complete description of 100 plants commonly used today, often for the same purposes reported by chroniclers of the Aztecs or eighteenth-century European explorers. Information for each plant includes botanical and common plant names, history, contemporary uses, a description of how the plant is prepared and administered, and brief phytochemical data. Discussions of folk efficacy and folk properties--beliefs in how and why the herb heals--help to explain the continued use of each plant into the present day. Are any of these plants dangerous, and do any of them really work? Where did they come from, and where are they available now? How can health-care practitioners gain the confidence of their patients to learn whether they are using alternative medicines for specific illnesses, symptoms, or injuries? Perhaps most intriguing, which of these plants might be waiting to take the place of known antibiotics as pathological organisms become increasingly resistant to modern miracle drugs? Answers to these and other questions will pique the interest of general readers and will be an invaluable resource for health-care providers--especially nurses and other primary-care providers, who often must find an interface between biomedical and more traditional therapies. For all readers, the book opens a window into many ethnic cultures of the region--Mexican American communities, desert Pima, coastal Seri, and others. Here is the fascinating saga of how their healing plants from prehistoric times melded with Old World herbs brought by the Europeans to create the unique pharmacopoeia available today here and in other parts of the world. Plants included: Acacia (Cassie, Acacia) Achillea (Yarrow) Agastache (Giant Hyssop) Agave (Century Plant) Allium (Garlic, Onion) Aloe (Aloe) Ambrosia (Ragweed) Anemopsis (Yerba Mansa) Arctostaphylos (Bearberry, Uva Ursi) Argemone (Prickly Poppy) Aristolochia (Bithwort, Snakeroot) Arracacia (Arracacha) Artemisia (Wormwood, Mugwort, Western Mugwort, Sagebrush) Asclepias (Milkweed) Baccharis (Desert Broom, Seep Willow) Bocconia (Tree Celandine) Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) Bursera (Elephant Tree) Caesalpinia (Mexican Bird-of-Paradise) Cannabis (Marijuana) Capsicum (Chili) Carnegiea (Saguaro) Casimiroa (Zapote) Cassia (Senna) Cereus (Cactus) Chenopodium (Goosefoot, Wormseed) Citrus (Lemon, Lime, Orange) Datura (Jimson Weed) Ephedra (Mormon Tea) Equisetum (Horsetail) Eryngium (Eryngo, Button Snakeroot) Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus) Euphorbia (Spurge) Eysenhardtia (Kidneywood) Gnaphalium (Everlasting, Cudweed) Guaiacum (Lignum Vitae) Guazuma (Guazuma) Gutierrezia (Turpentine Bush) Haematoxylon (Logwood) Haplopappus (Jimmyweed) Heterotheca (Telegraph Plant, Falso Arnica) Hintonia (CopalquAn) Ibervillea (CoyoteMelon) Jacquinia (Jacquinia) Jatropha (Limberbush) Juniperus (Juniper) Karwinskia (Coffeeberry) Kohleria (Tree Gloxinia) Krameria (Ratany) Lantana (Lantana) Larrea (Creosote Bush, Greasewood) Ligusticum (Lovage) Lippia (Oregano) Lysiloma (Featherbush) Malva (Mallow) Mammillaria (Pincushion Cactus) Mascagnia (Mascagnia) Matricaria (Chamomile) Mentha (Mint) Nicotiana (Tobacco) Ocimum (Basil) Opuntia (Cholla, Prickly Pear) Perezia (Perezia) Persea (Avocado) Phaseolus (Bean) Phoradendron, Struthanthus, Loranthus (Mistletoe) Physalis (Tomatillo) Pinus (Pine) Pithecellobium (Monkey Pod) Plantago (Plantain) Plumeria (Frangipani) Populus (Cottonwood, Poplar) Porophyllum (Odora) Prosopis (Mesquite) Psacalium (Indian-Plantain) Punica (Pomegranate) Quercus (Oak) Randia (Randia) Rhynchosia (Rosary Bean) Ricinus (Castor Bean) Rosa (Rose) Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Ruellia (Ruellia) Rumex (Dock, Sorrel) Ruta (Rue) Salix (Willow) Salvia (Sage) Sambucus (Elder) Senecio (Ragwort, Groundsel) Simmondsia (Jojoba) Smilax (Sarsaparilla) Solanum (Nightshade, Horsenettle, Potato) Sphaeralcea (Globe Mallow) Tagetes (Marigold) Tecoma (Trumpet Bush) Turnera (Damiana) Valeriana (Valerian, Garden Heliotrope) Vallesia (Vallesia) Zea mays (Corn, Maize) Zexmenia (Zexmenia) Zornia (Snakeweed)
Author: Darcy Williamson
Category: Medicinal plants
View: 8838Presents 31 native plants. Each chapter includes an introduction, details on identification, how to harvest for regeneration, plus instructions on preparation for usage and a few historic notes.
Traditional Medicine of the Southwest
Author: Leonora Scott Muse Curtin,Michael Moore
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 5410Perhaps more than any other influence Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande helped keep the herbal traditions of the Spanish Southwest alive and well. Author of the original 1947 edition, L.S.M. Curtin lived and worked with the Spanish curanderas and abuelas, (folk healers and elders), and Native Americans, learning herbal medicine first-hand from both traditions.In this revised and updated edition eminent herbalist Michael Moore has classified Latin names, added vital information on current usage and sources, added remedy and general indexes, and has offered alternative views on a number of plants. Written with precise botanical knowledge, this book is the seminal work on traditional home remedies of the Southwest. Moore has observed well-used copies of this book in many adobe village homes, sometimes the only book besides the Bible.Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande is a fascinating and useful guide for health-care professionals and for anyone interested in traditional healing methods.
A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Author: Jason Schwartz
Category: Plants, Edible
View: 7799Edible Survival Plants of the Rocky Mountains is a simplified guide to familiar and widespread species of edible berries, nuts, leaves and roots found in North America. This beautifully illustrated guide identifies the most familiar plants and includes information on how to harvest and prepare their edible parts. It also includes a section on dangerous, poisonous and contact-poison plants to avoid while harvesting. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike.