Author: Anna Rosa RobertsdottirPublish On: 2016-03-01
Generous color photographs of both the leaves and flowers facilitate plant identification, allowing both amateur and professional herbalists to use the guide to full advantage.
Author: Anna Rosa Robertsdottir
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide provides everything readers need to know about the medicinal powers of 90 native herbs of Iceland--85 of which also grow in North America. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir describes the history, uses, harvesting, drying, and storage of the plants, and includes a wealth of detailed instructions for their preparation--including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and syrups. Generous color photographs of both the leaves and flowers facilitate plant identification, allowing both amateur and professional herbalists to use the guide to full advantage. User-friendly layout, meticulous research, a wealth of detailed information, and an extensive bibliography make this an essential, one-of-a-kind reference for anyone interested in the subject. For each herb, sidebars describe: Habitat Parts used Harvesting Constituents History Action Uses Research Dosage
This book is a guide to the healing power of native plants and herbs in Iceland. Medicinal Plants of Iceland was first published 20 years ago and has since become a classic handbook on herbal medicine in Iceland.
The thallus , or body of the plant , is smooth , grey , or light olive brown ,
branching about 2 to 4 inches high , terminating in spreading ... Medicinal Uses Iceland moss is classed as demulcent , tonic , and nutritive . ... Was she ever
delighted when her coughing spells cleared up after taking my Iceland moss
Author: Richard Lucas
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Health & Fitness
Includes instructions to make herbal medicines for such ailments as migraine headaches, persistent coughs, asthma, gastritis, and liver disease
New techniques to produce plant drugs. ... The role of organic substances (
isolated from different medicinal plants) in different widely used drugs is
discussed. ... Information and tips for their uses: Inula roots, icelandic moss and
The former soothes |"" coughs and sore throats, the latter has antibiotic properties
. Folk >|thallus growsflat on the medicine recommends a tea |9" ... . made from Iceland Moss branches ending in lobes - - with fringed edges dS a digestive.
Written in Iceland around the year 1500, the little book now known only as AM 434a is a treasure trove of medieval medical knowledge. The book lists healing uses for over ninety different herbs.
Author: Ben Waggoner
Category: Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
Written in Iceland around the year 1500, the little book now known only as AM 434a is a treasure trove of medieval medical knowledge. The book lists healing uses for over ninety different herbs. It gives advice on health matters ranging from bloodletting to steam baths to the influence of the moon on health and human life. And it contains a number of magical spells, charms, prayers, runes, and symbols to bring health, wealth, and good fortune. The roots of the healing traditions in AM 434a go back thousands of years before the book itself was written. We are honored to present the first complete English translation of AM 434a. Complete notes and commentary explain this texts's historical and cultural background. Medievalists, historians of science and magic, herbalists, and anyone interested in medieval Scandinavian lore and life will find this book indispensable.
In the year 1317 Matthæus Sylvaticus , a herbalist in Salerno , writes about
various plants in his dictionary of medical ... properties in Iceland , and drugs
produced from these are still administered by the grasalæknir ( herbal physician )
In general icelandic moss is rather useful as a preventive medicine , especially
for diseases of the upper lungs . ... obtained from icelandic moss was prescribed
for weak anemic patients in small doses of 0.1 gm tablets twice daily , there was a
... The hematogenic and blood - purifying properties of icelandic moss have not
been studied to any considerable extent . ... Icelandic moss is an important iodine
- containing plant and could likely be used in the treatment of exophthalmic goitre
... the geothermal mainly in pure science studies and humanipower plant at
Svartsengi and the Reykjanes ties , and assist in the publication ... Already the
siliceous these fields . material has been shown to have therapeutic value in
treating some skin diseases , and its ... and it is fields in the humanities include Icelandic and likely that in the future there will be a further Nordic literature ,
philology ... No similar Other Societies with the Promotion body exists to assist
research in medicine ...
PARMELIACEAE ( Parmelia Lichen Family ) Iceland Moss Other Names : French
: lichen d'Islande . Scientific Name : Cetraria ... Medicinal Uses : The decoction
can be drunk three times daily to treat tuberculosis ( Lamont 1977 ) . Properties ...
Author: Robin James Marles
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Category: Social Science
This handbook describes the traditional uses by aboriginal people of more than 200 different plants from Canada's boreal forest. It is the result of original ethnobotanical fieldwork in 29 communities across the boreal forest region of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Natural resources of the boreal forest have always been essential to the dietary, medical, economic, and spiritual well-being of First Nations people, but until now much of their traditional environmental knowledge has remained unrecorded and at risk of being lost.
However , modern surgery and anesthesia is new to the use of herbal medicines
. ... 170 Herbal medicines and anaesthesia Girish H Head of Anesthesia and ICU
, Akureyri Hospital FSA Iceland Aims : The purpose of this lecture is to describe
the effects ... Methods : The use of herbals for the medicinal purpose has been
present for thousands of years in different cultures and in different forms . There is
a strong belief in people that “ Natural remedy is safe and without harmful effects
Snakeweed , poison or spotted parsley , wode - whistle , cashes , St. Bennet's herb . All parts of this plant are poisonous . Poison hemlock has been used as a medicine and as a poison since at least 500 B.C. There is general agreement
that it was this plant whose decoction ... 1475 Bjornsson Icelandic mss . transl .
Author: Charlotte Erichsen-Brown
Publisher: Aurora, Ont. : Breezy Creeks Press
Describes native people's use of plants for food, fuel, fiber, clothing, shelter, utensils, transportation and medicine.
Iceland moss acquired a reputation in pulmonary consumption and in the
coughing up and spitting up of blood and ... Its soothing influence , coupled with
its strengthening properties , renders it a suitable drink both as a medicine and as
a diet ...
Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, the Gale Group presents The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine -- unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject -- therapies, conditions/ diseases, herbs/plants and people -- the Encyclopedia identifies 40 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including: Accupressure/accupuncture -- Ayurveda -- Biofeedback -- Chelation therapy -- Chinese medicine -- Chiropractic -- Detoxification -- Feldenkrais -- Kinesiology -- Naturopathy -- Osteopathy -- Polarity therapy -- Yoga -- And many others For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. Biographies of pioneers in the field -- including Deepak Chopra, Edward Bach and David Palmer -- appear as sidebars through the text. Included are 50 sidebars. Each volume contains a color photo insert containing images of herbs. Includes more than 275 disease/ condition entries, 300 herb/remedy entries and 150 therapies.
Medicine : Herbalists call the milky juice that exudes from wounds in the plant
lactucarium . It somewhat resembles opium in appearance , and in the popular
imagination it became imbued with the same properties as that powerful drug . It
Author: Frank Tozer
Publisher: Green Man Pub
The Uses of Wild Plants is a unique guide to the useful wild plants of North AInerica. How they were used in the past, how they can be used today and how they might be used in the future. Features: a comprehensive guide to North American edible wild plants, how they were used by Native Americans, European settlers, and people from other cultures - and how they can be used today in salads, ice creams, potherbs, beers, breads and other foods; how wild plants have been used for healing in the pas, how they are used today as sources of antiseptics, painkillers, sedatives, contraceptives, heart medicines and other drugs, as well as how plants can enhance your health by providing superior nutrition; a guide to the everyday industrial, commercial and home uses of wild plants, such as soaps, clothing, building materials, fuel, perfumes, craft materials, glue and a multitude of other uses; how wild plants may one day help us to create a sustainable society, by providing new crops for food, medicine, fuels, renewable energy chemicals and building materials; how they can be used to treat polluted water, desalinate soil, clean polluted groundwater, recover valuable nutrients from waste, and maybe even reduce global warming; and a guide to the cultivation of wild plants, and how they may be used around the garden, homestead and farm for fertilizers, fence-posts, fencing, hedges, mulch, screens, erosion control, green manures, insecticides and other purposes.
Structural dependence of flavonoid interactions with Cu2 + ions : implications for their antioxidant properties . Biochem J 1998 ... Multiple follicular development
associated with herbal medicine ( see comments ) . Hum Reprod 1994 ; 9 ... Veal
L . Complementary therapy and infertility : an Icelandic perspective . Complement
Author: Steven B. Karch
Category: Health & Fitness
Provides two lists: Part A: Herbs and their applications; Part B: Ailments and Diseases with recommendations for herbal remedies.