Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to Familiar Widespread Species
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Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to Familiar Widespread Species

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by James Kavanagh, Raymond Leung
     
 


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…  See more details below

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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.

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From the Publisher

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583551905
Publisher:
Waterford Press Ltd.
Publication date:
09/11/2002
Series:
Pocket Naturalist Guide Series
Edition description:
POCKET
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
92,941
Product dimensions:
3.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to Familiar Widespread Species 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TerrileeStone More than 1 year ago
Not alot of information for someone in the know, but this is a good guide for the beginner. Easy to carry, nice for a day hike.