Covering more than 160 southwestern plant medicines, within 100 profiles, Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest clearly explains each plant's medicinal use, therapeutic indication, geographic range, botanical description, preparation, dosage, and caution(s). Common and scientific names and chemical breakdown are also specifically detailed for each plant. A complete preparation segment includes instruction on the use and making of teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, ointments, oils, washes, fomentations, and other modes of application. Readers will also find the therapeutic index, glossary, bibliography, and the exhaustive index valuable additions to the book. Nearly 100 colors photos further assist the reader in plant identification. Crucifixion thorn (Castela), Elephant tree (Bursera), and Pipevine (Aristolochia) are new profiles for this edition. Formally entitled 'Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest' this is the second major revision for the material that comprises 'Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest'.
|Publisher:||Lincoln Town Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.42(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.91(d)|
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For as many herb books as I have, this book is the most concise and informative. I love that not only does he include all the medicinal actions and indications, he also provides information on solubility and solvency rates making it more comprehensive to this budding herbalist.
Who would have thought those puncture vines I've been fighting for 3 years were medicinal! This is a very good, informative, straightforward book. It is clear and concise without requiring the reader to sort through or have an understanding of different cultural or religious elements. It is a great book for someone who has a basic knowledge of what plant medicine does and wants to learn how to put that into practice. The explanation of and the instructions for the different tinctures, ointments and salves are the best I have found so far. The photographs are not quite what I expected, however with the written descriptions, a good field guide and the internet, positive identification of plants is attainable.