Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

by Daniel E. Moerman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881929874
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/13/2009
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 800
Sales rank: 546,436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Daniel E. Moerman teaches anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is widely known as a leading expert in the field of ethnobotany. Dr. Moerman received the Annual Literature Award from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries and the Distinguished Economic Botanist Award from the Society for Economic Botany.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 10

Plant Use by Native Americans 12

Plants Used as Drugs 12

Appreciating the Common Knowledge of Our Past 17

Sources of Information on Plant Usages 17

Drug Usage Categories 18

Native Americans 21

Organization of Information 29

Scientific Plant Names 29

Common Plant Names 29

Ethnobotanical Information 30

Catalog of Plants 31

Bibliography 522

Index of Tribes 528

Index of Plant Usages 643

Index of Common Plant Names 751

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