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Desk reference to nature's medicine  Cover Image Book Book

Desk reference to nature's medicine

Foster, Steven 1957- (Author). Johnson, Rebecca L. (Added Author).

Summary: Before formal science enabled a systematic approach to medicine, healers used plants to alleviate pain, ease the symptoms of diseases, and treat complaints of every kind. Today, people still use medicinal plants, in traditional roles or as building blocks for new research and innovative drugs. Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is based on the work of botanical experts and presents alphabetically arranged, illustrated entries for hundreds of plants. Each is described, with full details of its physical appearance and medicinal uses; its origins and geographic distribution, how it's harvested and used in conventional and alternative medicine, and a range map. There are also sidebars on everything from ancient folklore to the latest research.--From publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 0792236661 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780792236665 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    416 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
At head of title: National Geographic.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 414) and index.
Subject: Materia medica, Vegetable
Materia medica, Vegetable History
Pharmacognosy
Pharmacognosy History
Medicinal plants
Medicinal plants History
Naturopathy
Naturopathy History
Alternative medicine
Alternative medicine History

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Northwest Indian College.

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Lummi Library DUP COL RS 164 .F698 2006 268289 Dup Col Reshelving -
Lummi Library REF RS 164 .F698 2006 270360 Reference Available -

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