Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998287119

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Page: 415

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Charles 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.
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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West

Author: Gregory L. Tilford

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423590

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

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Edible 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.
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Medicinal Plants of North America

A Field Guide

Author: Jim Meuninck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019627

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals every body needs to obtain optimum health and prevent disease. Meuninck moves the user from simple and familiar plants toward less common plants more difficult to identify. Each of the 122 plants has a color photograph, plant description, and location. Identification of plants are grouped from common to rare in the environment and where they are found: prairies, woodlands, mountains, deserts, and wetlands. Relevant facts about each plant such as toxicity, historical uses, modern uses, as well as wildlife/veterinary uses are also listed. Additional information included in this extraordinary field guide: explanations of how each plant affects the human body; cultural and ethnic uses of medicinal herbs and cooking spices; others creatures who consume the plants; a list of most recommended garden herbs; web site resources, and much more. The Author's Notes provide personal experiences and novel skills honed from over forty years of experience. They include: gardening tips, recipes, formulations, humor, successful experiences, and more. There is no field guide as all-encompassing and detailed as this one, yet it's portable and easy to understand.
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Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0890135924

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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Michael 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.
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Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State

Author: Jacki Thompson Rand

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803239718

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State illuminates the ways in which Kiowas on the southern plains dealt with the U.S. government s efforts to control them after they were forced onto a reservation by an 1867 treaty. The overarching effects of colonial domination resembled those suffered by other Native groups at the time a considerable loss of land and population decline, as well as a continual erosion of the Kiowas political, cultural, economic, and religious sovereignty and traditions. Although readily acknowledging these far-reaching consequences, Jacki Thompson Rand sees the root impact of colonialism and the concomitant Kiowa responses as centered less on policy disputes than on the disruptions to their daily life and to their humanity. Colonialism attacked the Kiowas on the most human, everyday level through starvation, outbreaks of smallpox, emotional disorientation, and continual difficulties in securing clothing and shelter, and the Kiowas responses and counterassertions of sovereignty thus tended to focus on efforts to feed their people, sustain the physical community, and preserve psychic equilibrium. Offering a fresh, original view of Native responses to colonialism, this study demonstrates amply that Native struggles against the encroachment of the state go well beyond armed resistance and political strategizing. Rand shows that the Native response was born of everyday survival and the yearning for well-being and community.
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100 Texas Wildflowers

Author: Dorothy Baird Mattiza

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856358

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 72

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Information on the range, size, identification, and scientific name of 100 flowers native to Texas.
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Desert Survival Skills

Author: David Alloway

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292792263

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

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Remote desert locations, including the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico, southern Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, draw adventurers of all kinds, from the highly skilled and well prepared to urban cowboys who couldn't lead themselves (much less a horse!) to water. David Alloway's goal in this book is to help all of them survive when circumstances beyond their control strand them in the desert environment. In simple, friendly language, enlivened with humor and stories from his own extensive experience, Alloway here offers a practical, comprehensive handbook for both short-term and long-term survival in the Chihuahuan and other North American deserts.
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100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9780911408720

Category: Nature

Page: 56

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100 of the most interesting desert wildflowers are described and depicted in full-color photographs.
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