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A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guide) [Paperback]

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Pages   411
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1999
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
ISBN  0395988144  
EAN  9780395988145  


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Item Description...
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A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.

Publishers 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.

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More About Roger Tory Peterson, Steven Foster & James A. Duke

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Herbalist, author, photographer, conservationist, and researcher, Steven Foster is renowned for his extensive work with Echinacea. He is the co-author of "Herbal Emissaries" and the "Peterson" "Field Guide to Medicinal Plants," and author of "Herbal Bounty-The Gentle Art of Herb Culture," Special Publications Editor for the American Botanical Council (Austin, Texas), and Associate Editor of "Herbalgram."

Steven Foster currently resides in Fayetteville, in the state of Alaska. Steven Foster was born in 1957.

Steven Foster has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Positive Discipline Library


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Excellent Must Have Resource!  Apr 13, 2010
I love this book! I first went through my yard finding plants that could be edible, or just for identification. I like how the book often will tell you what state or region of the US the plants/herbs are mainly found in. I do wish there were more pictures of what these plants look like as younger seedlings, or in the germination stages since this is Spring! The pictures and descriptions are for fully mature plants.
 
Medicinal plants and herbs: Eastern/Central (2nd edition)  Sep 22, 2009
This book, one of the Peterson Field Guide series, should please naturalists, hikers through woods,meadows and thicket--and of course amateur and professional herbalists. The second edition fosters a new awareness of the need for ecological sensitivity and determination to preserve endangered species. Color photos are abundant. In addition to the indexes, there's a life list, similar to what you find in bird guides. I bought this as a companion to a herbal medicine handbook. It's a good companion for a walk, too, in woods or along roadsides.
 
Excellent  Aug 10, 2009
The book is an excellent reference for north eastern medicinal plants. Being a botanist, I was looking for something that clearly explains the medicinal purposes of plants. Useful in identifying specific plants, it gives detailed descriptions of almost all the parts of the plants so identification is made easier during each season. I highly recommend this book for both amateur and professional libraries alike.
 
Good quality research and scholarship  May 21, 2009
The contents are rich and the offerings (for the format and type of field handbook that it is) very complete. Really love this little gem. Love the way each plant has its common name and latin name, with the 'family' name, a brief description of the plant, appearance, general location found (i.e., pond edges), and warnings. There are also small icons/symbols next to the text to indicate those plants that might need caution in handling or be harmful in someway, (i.e., leaves may burn skin). Just wish the book also came in a larger format with larger print to leave on the coffee table or in one's library. I realize that the whole idea is to be able to carry it in a knapsack while one is on nature walks and identifying specimens. So it's perfect really. Some of the photos could be improved upon, maybe for the larger edition if it's ever published in the future. There are some plant specimens missing and medical vocab words listed in the glossary in the back are lacking a few here and there, but nothing that can't be looked up in a dictionary...Overall it's really a great reference book, one that you'll return to again and again.
 
Very informative!!!  May 15, 2009
My husband and I are making a conscious effort to live a more natural life, including natural remedies for illnesses. This book is wonderful. The illustrations are great, making it easy to identify the plants and the information provided is very thorough.
 

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