Moore writes with his characteristic dry humor but is completely thorough, discussing identification, range, medicinal use, preparation, and contraindications for each herb. An easy-to-read guide to the edible plants of Florida, including their uses, basic identification traits, drawings, photographs, and recipes. He also explains the use of internal and external medications, smoke treatments, moxa the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin , and the doctrine of signatures the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses. The book also features color-coded sections to allow for quick reference. Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants by Carolyn Niethammer.
If you live in the prairie region this should be your first edible wild plant book. This book will help increase appreciation for prairie plants at a time when prairies and their biodiversity urgently need protection throughout the region. This book is one of the few that takes into account the history of these plants and their uses from native tribes all across America as well as their uses today. The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than two hundred species of native prairie plants. I also like that he includes a lot of plants like prairie turnip, ground plum, and bush morning glory, which are not widely discussed elsewhere in edible plant books. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life.
Applicable to the central and southern Rockies, filled with beautiful photos, identification tips, folklore, ecology, and occasional references to edible and medicinal uses. The line drawings are excellent and the helpful range maps make it easy to determine if a particular plant is likely to occur in one's area. Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore. Pharmacopeia at one time or another, and one or two, like the Purple Coneflower, found their way into the bottles of patent medicine. This book lives up to its name, introducing the most common species and not being thorough in its scope.
He adds information on recent pharmacological findings to further illuminate the medicinal nature of these plants. One of several invaluable guides written by herbalist Michael Moore. A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the U. Be sure to purchase the most recent edition. The book is filled with color photos and botanical descriptions that are accessible for both amateurs and more experienced botanists.
Features lots of photography and beautiful writing. A handy pocket guide meant to be used while plants are in flower. As a food plant for indigenous people? Using information gleaned from archival materials, interviews, and fieldwork, Kindscher describes plant-based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis, from arthritis to worms. And if all this merely whets your appetite, come join us for our releasing with the New Year 2018. The book is most specific to Tennessee but is applicable to most southern and mid-Atlantic states. Included are trees native to the region as well as those introduced and now reproducing.
Nevertheless, the use of native plants as food sharply declined when white men settled the Great Plains and imposed their own culture with its differing notions of what was fit to eat. Includes line drawings and a selection of color plates. White settlers did learn a few plant-based remedies from the Indians, and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors. While black and white illustration can be valuable for isolation core features of a plant, it doesn't provide the range of true to life detail that color photography does- and in my experience, books which use color photography do increase the rate of accurate identification, with or without being combined with black and white illustration to augment it. Lawrence Newcomb's system of wildflower identification is based on natural structural features that are easily visible to the untrained eye, enabling amateurs and experts alike to identify almost any wildflower quickly and accurately. Learn how to prep and cook the abundant prickly pear cactus. A technical flora geared toward the experienced botanist or dedicated beginner.
Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and Adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin by Laird Blackwell. Pharmacopeia The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than two hundred species of native prairie plants. Using information gleaned from archival materials, interviews, and fieldwork, Kindscher describes plant-based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis, from arthritis to worms. For those who are interested in finding and identifying the plants, the book provides line drawings, distribution maps, and botanical and habitat descriptions. The book is organized into fifty-one chapters arranged alphabetically by scientific name. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the edible wild plants of the prairie an ethnobotanical guide gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging.
A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the U. Perfect for all skill levels. Kindscher's study is the first to encompass the entire Prairie Bioregion, a one-million-square-mile area bounded by Texas on the south, Canada on the north, the Rocky Mountains on the west, and the deciduous forests of Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin in the east. White settlers did learn a few plant-based remedies from the Indians, and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors. He also explains the use of internal and external medications, smoke treatments, moxa the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin , and the doctrine of signatures the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses.