Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

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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.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2006
ISBN: 9780792236665
0792236661
9781426202933
1426202938
Branch Call Number: 615.321 F817d 2006
Characteristics: 416 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Rebecca L.

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