Medicinal Plants of North America: A Forager's Field Guide

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Explore the world of Medicinal Plants

This detailed field guide provides a comprehensive look at plants noted for enhancing health and preventing disease. Featuring more than 120 color photographs, the book presents plant descriptions, clear identification, practical information on where they are found, interesting facts, and colorful author commentary about familiar plants as well as those that are less common and more difficult to identify.

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Overview

Explore the world of Medicinal Plants

This detailed field guide provides a comprehensive look at plants noted for enhancing health and preventing disease. Featuring more than 120 color photographs, the book presents plant descriptions, clear identification, practical information on where they are found, interesting facts, and colorful author commentary about familiar plants as well as those that are less common and more difficult to identify.

Learn how to recognize medicinal plants, discover how each plant affects the human body, and find out which plants promote good health or provide relief for particular ailments. This easy to understand and portable guide is a must-have reference for anyone interested in medicinal plants, their uses, and their habitats.
 

Look inside to find: 

• Traditional and modern uses
• Recipes and gardening tips
• Wildlife and veterinary uses
• The top-eleven garden herbs
• Precautions and toxicity
• Web site resources

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762742981
  • Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Basic Essentials Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 244,160
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Meuninck is a biologist and counselor who, for more than thirty years, has studied the use of wild plants as food and medicine in North America, Europe, Central America, Japan, and China. Jim is president of Media Methods, Inc., a publishing company specializing in ethnobotanical media. He lives on the shores of Eagle Lake, in Edwardsburg, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Introduction: What Are Medicinal Plants?     1
You Are Plants with Wheels     1
Chemical Families     2
How to Use This Book     5
Medicinal Plants of Yards, Prairies, Roadsides, and Meadows     7
Dandelion (Taraxacum)     7
Plantain (Plantago)     8
Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus)     10
Goldenrod (Solidago)     12
Stinging Nettle (Urtica)     13
Yarrow (Achillea)     15
Mullein (Verbascum)     16
Burdock (Arctium)     17
Chicory (Cichorium)     19
Dock (Rumex)     20
Lemon Balm (Melissa)     21
Milkweed (Asclepias)     22
Red Clover (Trifolium)     24
Lamb's-quarters (Chenopodium)     25
Catnip (Nepeta)     26
Echinacea (Echinacea)     27
Bee Balm (Monarda)     29
Evening Primrose (Oenothera)     30
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias)     32
Motherwort (Leonurus)     33
Foxglove (Digitalis)     34
Pokeweed (Phytolacca)     35
Passionflower (Passiflora)     37
Purslane (Portulaca)     38
Saint-John's-wort (Hypericum)     39
Heal-all (Prunella)     40
Spiderwort (Tradescantia)     41
Jimsonweed (Datura)     42
Comfrey (Symphytum)     44
Wild Yam (Dioscorea)     45
Baptisia (Baptisia)     46
California Poppy (Eschscholzia)     47
Flax (Linum)     48
Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Forested Areas     51
Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus)     51
Hepatica (Hepatica)     52
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria)     53
Mayapple (Podophyllum)     54
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema)     55
Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos)     56
Wintergreen (Gaultheria)     58
Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium)     59
Black Cohosh (Actaea)     60
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum)     61
Black Nightshade (Solanum)     62
Ginseng (Panax)     63
Goldenseal (Hydrastis)     65
Skullcap (Scutellaria)     67
Mistletoe (Phoradendron)     67
Woody Plants of Eastern Forests, Yards, Meadows, and Roadsides     69
Grapes (Vitis)     69
Oaks (Quercus)      70
Maples (Acer)     73
Black Walnut (Juglans)     74
Cherries (Prunus)     75
Sassafras (Sassafras)     76
Hawthorn (Crataegus)     77
Pines (Pinus)     79
Poplars (Populus)     80
Cedar (Thuja)     81
Pawpaw (Asimina)     82
Eastern Hemlock (Tusga)     83
Balsam Fir (Abies)     84
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)     85
Slippery Elm (Ulmus)     86
Medicinal Herbs of Wetlands     89
Cattail (Typha)     89
Reed (Phragmites)     90
Duckweed (Lemna)     91
Mint (Mentha)     92
Watercress (Nasturtium)     94
Horsetail (Equisetum)     95
Angelica (Angelica)     96
Blue Flag (Iris)     97
Jewelweed (Impatiens)     98
Boneset (Eupatorium)     99
Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium)     100
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum)     101
Sweet Flag (Acorus)     102
Gentian (Gentiana)     104
Lobelia (Lobelia)     105
Sweetgrass (Hierochloe)     106
Cranberry (Vaccinium)      107
Woody Wetland Plants     109
Willows (Salix)     109
Blueberry (Vaccinium)     110
Elderberry (Sambucus)     111
Paper Birch (Betula)     113
Tamarack (Larix)     114
Spirea (Spiraea)     115
Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West     117
Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton)     117
False Hellebore (Veratrum)     118
Arnica (Arnica)     119
Sitka Valerian (Valeriana)     121
Bistort (Polygonum)     122
Beargrass (Xerophyllum)     122
Usnea (Usnea)     123
Arrowleaf Balsam Root (Balsamorhiza)     124
Pipsissewa (Chimaphila)     125
Medicinal Plants of the West Coast     127
Devil's Club (Oplopanax)     127
Red Alder (Alnus)     128
Western Red Cedar (Thuja)     129
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga)     131
Juniper (Juniperus)     132
Western Hemlock (Tsuga)     133
Madrone (Arbutus)     134
Oregon Grape (Mahonia)     135
Buckthorn (Rhamnus)     137
American Yew (Taxus)     138
Medicinal Plants of the Desert      141
Sage (Artemisia)     141
Prickly Pear (Opuntia)     142
Yucca (Yucca)     143
Agave (Agave)     144
Gumweed (Grindelia)     145
Mormon Tea (Ephedra)     146
Jojoba (Simmondsia)     148
Chaparral (Larrea)     148
Yaupon (Ilex)     150
Longevity Index     151
Jim Meuninck's Top Eleven Garden Herbs     152
Helpful Web Sites     153
References and Resources     154
Index     158
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