This exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals every body needs to oThis exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals every body needs to obtain optimum health and prevent disease. Meuninck moves the user from simple and familiar plants toward less common plants more difficult to identify. Each of the 122 plants has a color photograph, plant description, and location. Identification of plants are grouped from common to rare in the environment and where they are found: prairies, woodlands, mountains, deserts, and wetlands. Relevant facts about each plant such as toxicity, historical uses, modern uses, as well as wildlife/veterinary uses are also listed. Additional information included in this extraordinary field guide: explanations of how each plant affects the human body; cultural and ethnic uses of medicinal herbs and cooking spices; others creatures who consume the plants; a list of most recommended garden herbs; web site resources, and much more. The Author's Notes provide personal experiences and novel skills honed from over forty years of experience. They include: gardening tips, recipes, formulations, humor, successful experiences, and more. There is no field guide as all-encompassing and detailed as this one, yet it's portable and easy to understand....
|Title||:||Medicinal Plants of North America|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Medicinal Plants of North America Reviews
Okay so this book gave some good information, but if you are looking for a book that will teach you about medicinal plants, this is not the book you want to be reading. What I found in reading this book was that in the first section, there was some good information, but in the following chapters there really wasn't anything of value. Mostly what you got was traditional Native American and Chinese practices, which for most of them, was not something that you would want to do. If it wasn't one of those, then it was you can use this herb, but you need to use an expert's advice before you do so. I'm sorry, but if you are learning about medicinal plants than probably you are doing so for emergency purposes. And in emergency circumstances, there won't be a plant expert nearby, that is just the way things work. So overall, if you are looking in to finding about plants and you really want to know valuable information that could potentially save your life, don't read this book, it is a waste of your time.
Has a small amount of information not found in other field guides, and it is handily divided by bioregion. The pictures aren't so hot, though, and the notes are peppered with mini-ads for the author's line of herbal books and videos. It would have been less intrusive to confine those to the author's biography, or to have included them in the appendix of resources. His herb notes lean towards the alarmist - I expected heavy warnings with such controversial herbs as comfrey and chaparral, but was surprised to see rather dire warnings attached to skullcap and red clover. In short, ok, and a moderately helpful supplemental text, but nowhere near as useful as Tilford or Moore's guides to medicinal plants.
Beautiful photos, concise, clear information.
Good information. I like that he has pictures in his book.