Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

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by Michael Moore
     
 

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Much new information has become available since he wrote the 1979 edition, says herbalist Moore, but most of it focused on a few plants with potential as lucrative products for corporations, a trend he finds pernicious. People should learn about the plants themselves, and about their use in personal and family health, he says. He updates his guide to help them. The

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Much new information has become available since he wrote the 1979 edition, says herbalist Moore, but most of it focused on a few plants with potential as lucrative products for corporations, a trend he finds pernicious. People should learn about the plants themselves, and about their use in personal and family health, he says. He updates his guide to help them. The articles on specific herbs are supported by an index of therapeutic use, line drawings by Mimi Kamp and distribution maps for each herb, and 16 pages of color photographs. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890131077
Publisher:
Museum of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
11/28/1979
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
200

Meet the Author

Michael Moore wrote numerous classic works on the herbal plants of the West and Southwest, including Los Remedios:Traditional Herbal Remedies of the Southwest, Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West, and Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, as well as a host of clinical herb manuals. He was the founder and director of Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, in Bisbee, Arizona, where he worked as a writer, researcher, therapist, and teacher for professional herbalists.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 23, 1954
Place of Birth:
Davison, Michigan
Education:
Attended University of Michigan, Flint

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An excellent book for beginners, experienced herbalists, and other medical professionals alike. This book, like Michael Moore's others are seldom available used because people keep them and use them-alot . They are usually the most worn from use on any herbalist's shelf- including mine. Medicinal Plants of The Mountain West has lovely and useful illustrations to aid identification. More photos would help though. The text is lucid, funny and very helpfull. Beginners will find step by step instuctions on harvesting with care and attention to protecting habitat, medicine making, clear and detailed information on judicious medicinal use, and plenty of food for thought on history, health and healing and how your own body works, as well as gentle and experienced guidance through the sometimes confusing state of herbal medicine in the market economy Western world. Unlike many other herbals, this book clearly and simply explains how and when to use herbs (and when not to use them) as herbs- not as 'little'drug replacements. Herbalists and other health care practioners will find an amazing amount of helpful clinical detail and creative approaches to therapeutics. Although this book is often placed in the Field Guide section of the book store it is a concise yet articulate materia medica based in the author's extensive experience as a therapist, harvester, and medicine maker. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and allied health professionals will find this book to be an oasis of sane, seasoned advice on how to use herbs and how to understand what their clients are taking. Amidst the onslaught off nearly useless books on botanical medicine written by journalists and pharmacists who couldn't tell a chickweed from an oak tree, and whose personal and professional experience practicing herbal medicine is usually less than Peter Rabbit's cup of chamomile tea, Michael Moore's books offer clinical experience grounded in Western science and traditional cultural use. His writing encourages cultural competence, treating Native and Latino plant medicine with much deserved, yet seldom offered care, and respect. Many of us have been waiting along time for this second edition. Buy it, use it, share it !