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A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs

by James A. Duke (Author), Steven Foster (Author), Roger Tory Peterson



Book Description
With more than 300 photos, this new edition shows how to identify more than 500
healing plants. Descriptive text includes information on where the plants are
found, as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics,
symbols next to plant descriptions, and organization of plants by colors all
make this an essential guide to understanding the traditional medicinal uses of
the plants around us. At a time when interest in herbs and natural medicine has
never been higher, the second edition of this essential guide shows how to
identify more than five hundred kinds of healing plants. More than three hundred
new color photos illustrate their flowers, leaves, and fruits. The updated
descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found as well as
their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics is helpful for quickly
locating information on specific ailments, from asthma and headaches to colds
and stomachaches. Symbols next to plant descriptions give readers a quick visual
alert to plants that are poisonous or may cause allergic reactions. Organized by
plant color for fast identification, this guide is an indispensable tool for
understanding the traditional medicinal uses of the plants and herbs around us.

About the Author
James A. Duke is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title:
A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs Steven Foster has written numerous
books and magazine articles on the medicinal use of herbs. He is the coauthor of
the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central
North America. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest
naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and
conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations,
including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System
has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field
Guides are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.


Product Details

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 2 Revised edition (December 28, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0395988144

 

 

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