Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest: The Definitive Guide

 
9780977133345: Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest: The Definitive Guide

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest: The Definitve Guide

Hailed as one of the most complete books written on Southwestern herbal medicine, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest exhaustively profiles over 200 medicinal plants found within the United States' Southwest. Each plant's medicinal and edible use, therapeutic indication, geographic range, botanical description, common and scientific name(s), chemistry, preparation, dosage, and cautions are specifically covered. Supporting sections include: a complete preparation segment instructing on the use and making of teas, tinctures, fluidextracts, syrups, salves, ointments, oils, washes, fomentations, and other modes of application; a therapeutic index, percolation/fluidextract worksheets, weights and measures listing, glossary, bibliography, and a complete index.

Over 200 colors photos with whole plant and flower detail further assist the reader in plant identification. Original botanical paintings by regional artist Frank S. Rose serve as an extra bonus.

What sets HMAS apart from other similarly titled books is Kane s unique approach to the subject matter. Explored from the point of view of an herbalist (and one who actually gathers/prepares/dispenses these plants) this work transcends the simple rehashing and regurgitation commonly found in the majority of enthobotanical texts and armchair researcher's compilations. HMAS greatest value is that its development is from an intact model of western herbalism; it is based in experience and well-proven phyto-therapeutic concepts.

Second edition improvements include: botanical nomenclature has been updated to what is (currently) accepted in taxonomic circles. Anemopsis (Yerba mansa), Eriodictyon (Yerba santa), and Poliomintha (Bush mint) are new to the book. The color segment has been completely revamped with many new photographs and a layout that better utilizes space. The text has been reedited for clarity. New findings and observations are included in each plant's profile. An expanded preparations segment now includes specific percolation and fluidextract instructions.

Printed and bound in the USA.

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About the Author:

Active in the field for over 20 years, Charles Kane continues to write, teach, and see patients. Committed to helping people through the usage of medicinal plants, he is well regarded for his no nonsense approach in a field known for the opposite. Kane has also written Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions. He is a veteran of the war on terrorism and lives in southern Arizona.

Review:

The plant monographs are a combination of folk medicine, well-researched scientific findings, and conclusions found in the latest scientific journals. The bibliography is arranged clearly and neatly. I particularly like the way in which the author lists references separately for each plant, making it easy and accessible for the reader who may choose to do further research on an individual plant. The author s photography is also commendable. Included in this compilation are 252 excellent color photos, which will make field identification of the plants nearly effortless. As an extra special bonus, the book is additionally illustrated with mesmerizing watercolor prints painted by Frank S. Rose, a veteran artist and signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. -- HerbalGram

Kane explains how to dry the plants and to make teas and tinctures. He includes a glossary, an extensive bibliography -- Book News

Kane, an herbalist, operates the Tucson Clinic of Botanical Medicine where he uses medicinal plants in his private practice. -- Albuquerque Journal

The author has a functional belief in self-healing; the approach here is to offer nonpharmaceutical alternatives to standard medical therapeutics -- The Bloomsbury Review

As a working model of a modern herbal, the value of this book transcends both the limits of its geographic scope and its focus on nondomestic plant species. It should be of interest to lay readers and scientists alike, consumers and practitioners of herbal medicine, ethnobotanists, pharmacognosists, policy-makers, regulators and those interested in the utilization of wild medicinal plant species. -- Phytomedicine

you may not have known that Arizona cypress isn t just a tree with which to decorate your yard. The book will tell you how to prepare cypress to heal warts, help heal wounds, fight gingivitis and more. -- The Daily Courier

Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land. -- Paper Clips

he equips the reader with practical information that can be readily applied, while at the same time lending insights that can only come from someone with a true passion for, and intimate knowledge of, botanical medicines. -- Alternative Medicine Review

Succinct practical indications and usage profiles of over 200 mostly SW desert plants by a herbalist who walks his talk. --Jonathan Treasure's Herbal Bookworm

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Descrizione libro Lincoln Town Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0977133346 Ex-Library books with usual stamps/stickers. Text neat and clean. Minor shelf wear. Book in protective mylar. Codice libro della libreria B1707-0128

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