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In Native American Medicinal Plants, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information—adapted from the same research used to create the monumental Native American Ethnobotany—includes 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies.Native American Medicinal Plants includes extensive indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, making it easy to access the wealth of information in the detailed catalog of plants. It is an essential reference for students and professionals in the fields of anthropology, botany, and naturopathy and an engaging read for anyone interested in ethnobotany and natural healing.
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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
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
Index of Tribes 528
Index of Plant Usages 643
Index of Common Plant Names 751