Native American Medicinal Plants

Native American Medicinal Plants
Author: Daniel Moerman
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2009-05-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Medicinal Plants Book Excerpt:

Describing the medicinal uses of over 2,700 plants by 218 Native American tribes, the author organizes his extensive research into eighty-two categories--including contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, sedatives, toothache remedies, and more--and provides indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, as well as 150 line drawings.

Native American Food Plants

Native American Food Plants
Author: Daniel E. Moerman
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN: 1604691891
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Food Plants Book Excerpt:

Based on 25 years of research that combed every historical and anthropological record of Native American ways, this unprecedented culinary dictionary documents the food uses of 1500 plants by 220 Native American tribes from early times to the present. Like anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman’s previous volume, Native American Medicinal Plants, this extensive compilation draws on the same research as his monumental Native American Ethnobotany, this time culling 32 categories of food uses from an extraordinary range of species. Hundreds of plants, both native and introduced, are described. The usage categories include beverages, breads, fruits, spices, desserts, snacks, dried foods, and condiments, as well as curdling agents, dietary aids, preservatives, and even foods specifically for emergencies. Each example of tribal use includes a brief description of how the food was prepared. In addition, multiple indexes are arranged by tribe, type of food, and common names to make it easy to pursue specific research. An essential reference for anthropologists, ethnobotanists, and food scientists, this will also make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of wild and cultivated local foods and the remarkable practical botanical knowledge of Native American forbears.

Medicinal Plants of Native America Vols 1 and 2

Medicinal Plants of Native America  Vols  1 and 2
Author: Daniel E. Moerman
Publsiher: U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY
Total Pages: 931
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN: 0915703092
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants of Native America Vols 1 and 2 Book Excerpt:

In this encyclopedia of North American ethnobotany, thousands of native plants are organized by family, genus, use (illness), tribal culture, and common name. Foreword by Richard I. Ford.

Native American Ethnobotany

Native American Ethnobotany
Author: Daniel E. Moerman
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 927
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780881924534
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Ethnobotany Book Excerpt:

An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.

Northeast Medicinal Plants

Northeast Medicinal Plants
Author: Liz Neves
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 1643260278
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northeast Medicinal Plants Book Excerpt:

An indispensable guide to identifying, harvesting, and using medicinal plants in the Northeast.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants
Author: Nirmal Joshee,Sadanand A. Dhekney,Prahlad Parajuli
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2019-11-11
ISBN: 3030312690
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants Book Excerpt:

This book offers a fresh look on a variety of issues concerning herbal medicine - the methods of growing and harvesting various medicinal plants; their phytochemical content; medicinal usage; regulatory issues; and mechanism of action against myriad of human and animal ailments. ‘Medicinal Plants: From Farm to Pharmacy’ comprises chapters authored by renowned experts from academics and industry from all over the world. It provides timely, in-depth study/analysis of medicinal plants that are already available in the market as supplements or drug components, while also introducing several traditional herbs with potential medicinal applications from various regions of the world. The book caters to the needs of a diverse group of readers: plant growers, who are looking for ways to enhance the value of their crops by increasing phytochemical content of plant products; biomedical scientists who are studying newer applications for crude herbal extracts or isolated phytochemicals; clinicians and pharmacologists who are studying interactions of herbal compounds with conventional treatment modalities; entrepreneurs who are navigating ways to bring novel herbal supplements to the market; and finally, natural medicine enthusiasts and end-users who want to learn how herbal compounds are produced in nature, how do they work and how are they used in traditional or modern medicine for various disease indications.

Using the Biological Literature

Using the Biological Literature
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2014-04-14
ISBN: 146655858X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Biological Literature Book Excerpt:

The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Medicinal Herbs of California

Medicinal Herbs of California
Author: Lanny Kaufer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 1493058037
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Herbs of California Book Excerpt:

Medicinal Herbs of California is the first statewide field guide to more than 70 common medicinal plants of California. This vital addition to the California naturalist’s shelf will introduce readers to the principles of herbal remedies, history and roots in native cultures, scientific information, and how to find and incorporate medicinal plants into daily life. Inside you’ll find: Photos and descriptions to help with positive identification Common and scientific names and the plant families Conservation status Modern and traditional uses The science behind natural phytochemicals that have earned these plants a place in Native American medicine for thousands of years.

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America
Author: James A. Duke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2008-10-24
ISBN: 9781420043174
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America Book Excerpt:

Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award! A Comprehensive Guide Addressing Safety, Efficacy, and Suitability About a quarter of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants and more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are being investigated as potential cures for cancer. Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree. A comprehensive guide to safety, efficacy, and suitability, Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America responds to continuing interest in medicinal plants and the potential remedies they contain. Determine Which Species Can Be Used for Specific Targets The author of Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook and CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke covers roughly 500 of the more important Native Latin American medicinal plants in a highly organized format. After a brief introduction, each entry contains scientific and colloquial names, synonyms, reference to illustrations, notes, biological activities, medicinal indications, dosages, potential hazards, extracts, and references. This format supplies a starting point for determining which species can be used for specific targets. Better Data Helps You Focus Your Search Year-round moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soils make tropical Latin America home to nearly 100,000 of the world’s 300,000 known species of plants, and therefore home to untold numbers of potential cures. Focusing on 500 of the most well-known and well-studied plants, this book helps you focus your search for ammunition against constantly evolving pathogens and newly emerging diseases.

The Reference Librarian s Bible Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

The Reference Librarian s Bible  Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own
Author: Steven W. Sowards,Juneal Chenoweth
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN: 1440860629
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reference Librarian s Bible Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own Book Excerpt:

Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants

Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants
Author: Bharat Singh,Ram Avtar Sharma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 3527825584
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants Book Excerpt:

Covers the structurally diverse secondary metabolites of medicinal plants, including their ethnopharmacological properties, biological activity, and production strategies Secondary metabolites of plants are a treasure trove of novel compounds with potential pharmaceutical applications. Consequently, the nature of these metabolites as well as strategies for the targeted expression and/or purification is of high interest. Regarding their biological and pharmacological activity and ethnopharmacological properties, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of 100 plant species, including Abutilon, Aloe, Cannabis, Capsicum, Jasminum, Malva, Phyllanthus, Stellaria, Thymus, Vitis, Zingiber, and more. It also discusses the cell culture conditions and various strategies used for enhancing the production of targeted metabolites in plant cell cultures. Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants: Ethnopharmacological Properties, Biological Activity and Production Strategies is presented in four parts. Part I provides a complete introduction to the subject. Part II looks at the ethnomedicinal and pharmacological properties, chemical structures, and culture conditions of secondary metabolites. The third part examines the many strategies of secondary metabolites production, including: biotransformation; culture conditions; feeding of precursors; genetic transformation; immobilization; and oxygenation. The last section concludes with an overview of everything learned. -Provides information on cell culture conditions and targeted extraction of secondary metabolites confirmed by relevant literature -Presents the structures of secondary metabolites of 100 plant species together with their biological and pharmacological activity -Discusses plant species regarding their distribution, habitat, and ethnopharmacalogical properties -Presents strategies of secondary metabolites production, such as organ culture, pH, elicitation, hairy root cultures, light, and mutagenesis Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants is an important book for students, professionals, and biotechnologists interested in the biological and pharmacological activity and ethnopharmacological properties of plants.

Genetic Resources Chromosome Engineering and Crop Improvement

Genetic Resources  Chromosome Engineering  and Crop Improvement
Author: Ram J. Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1098
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1420073869
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Resources Chromosome Engineering and Crop Improvement Book Excerpt:

Medicinal Plants, Volume 6 of the Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement series summarizes landmark research and describes medicinal plants as nature's pharmacy. HighlightsExamines the use of molecular technology for maintaining authenticity and quality of plant-based productsDetails reports on individual medicinal plants i

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Indigenous Peoples of North America
Author: Robert J. Muckle
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN: 1442604166
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Peoples of North America Book Excerpt:

Most books dealing with North American Indigenous peoples are exhaustive in coverage. They provide in-depth discussion of various culture areas which, while valuable, sometimes means that the big picture context is lost. This book offers a corrective to that trend by providing a concise, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present. It integrates a culture area analysis within a thematic approach, covering archaeology, traditional lifeways, the colonial era, and contemporary Indigenous culture. Muckle also explores the history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and anthropologists with rigor and honesty. The result is a remarkably comprehensive book that provides a strong grounding for understanding Indigenous cultures in North America.

Handbook of 200 Medicinal Plants

Handbook of 200 Medicinal Plants
Author: Shahid Akbar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2156
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 3030168077
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of 200 Medicinal Plants Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to provide pharmacologists and researchers of natural products a comprehensive review of 200 medicinal plants, their vernacular names in various languages and their medicinal uses around the world, and in some cases, a historical perspective. Chemical constituents of each plant with the putative active constituent, and available up to date pharmacological studies (until 2017 on PubMed) with each medical activity explored and its relationship with traditional uses, are described for each plant. Any variations in chemical constituents and their effects on pharmacological studies outcome have been highlighted. All clinical trials conducted, with sufficient details, have been included. Nationalities and racial identities of participants of clinical trials are identified to impress upon the social, cultural and dietary influences on the clinical outcomes. Toxicity studies and potential interactions with prescribed drugs, and full spectrum of references are included.

Secret Medicines from Your Garden

Secret Medicines from Your Garden
Author: Ellen Evert Hopman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-02-18
ISBN: 1620555581
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Medicines from Your Garden Book Excerpt:

A guided exploration of herbal lore and healing plants found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows • Draws on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions • Provides simple recipes to safely make herbal remedies from local plants and honey for first aid, immune support, and treatment of common ailments • Details the “triangle” formula-making system of William LeSassier • Explains how to work with plant spirits, herbal astrology, and Animal Spirit Medicine Weaving together ancient wisdom, mystical folklore, and modern plant research, master herbalist Ellen Evert Hopman explores the many uses of flowers, trees, common weeds, and ornamental plants for food, medicine, spiritual growth, and magical rituals. She reveals the herbal lore surrounding each plant, drawing on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions. She includes recipes throughout so you can make medicines from wild and domesticated plants easily found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows, and she discusses what to plant to ensure you have leaves, berries, and flowers all year. The author reveals how to quickly intuit an unknown plant’s properties using the signatures of plants--universal indications and contraindications based on the form, color, and location of a plant. She includes an in-depth section on honey and Bee Medicine, allowing you to appreciate the labors of these plant-dependent insects. Exploring the magical role of herbs in ancient ritual, Hopman provides recipes for Egyptian temple incense and their sacred medicine known as “Kyphi” or “Kaphet,” used to purify the body, banish insomnia, and promote vivid dreaming. She explores shamanic Plant Spirit and Animal Spirit Medicine as well as herbal astrology. She also explains the “triangle” formula-making system of her herbal mentor William LeSassier to help you develop custom herbal remedies tailored to a person’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Showing how to easily incorporate wild plants into your life to receive their healing benefits throughout the seasons, Hopman reveals the power of the bounty that Mother Nature has provided right at our doorstep.

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth
Author: Alice Crosetto,Rajinder Garcha
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 0810891905
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth Book Excerpt:

This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists
Author: Arlene Hirschfelder,Paulette F. Molin
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2012-03-22
ISBN: 0810877104
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists Book Excerpt:

This is an extensively researched book on Native American accomplishments. Topics covered include Native American contributions to the performing arts, literature, art, history, sports, politics, education, military service, environmental issues, and many other areas. This book also features lists of Native languages, stereotypes, and myths. In addition, the authors provide a range of resources, links, and websites for readers to learn even more about each topic.

The New American Herbal

The New American Herbal
Author: Stephen Orr
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 0449819949
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New American Herbal Book Excerpt:

From modern garden master Stephen Orr comes a new, definitive book on herbs to finally replace the dusty and outdated classics. Here are entries on hundreds of plants that are extraordinarily useful in cooking, homeopathy, and more; dozens of recipes and DIY projects; and beautifully styled photographs so you know just what you're growing. With more than 900 entries, each accompanied by brand new photography and helpful growing advice, The New American Herbal takes the study of herbs to an exciting new level. Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an easy to use A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and stunning examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings. Learn about the herbs you've always wanted to grow (chervil, chamomile, and lovage), exotic herbs (such as Artemisia, the bitter herb used in Absinthe, or the anti-inflammatory Meadowsweet), and ornamental varieties (Monkshood and Perilla). For cooks there is indispensable guidance on planting and maintaining a bountiful kitchen garden and crafters will delight in dozens of exciting new uses for fresh, dried, and distilled herbs. Here, too, are 40 delicious recipes such as Ragu Bolognese with Fennel and Lemon Semolina Cake with Lavender, as well easy steps for projects such as a hanging herb garden and instructions on how to plant, dry, and preserve your garden’s bounty. Meticulously researched and exhaustive in its scope, The New American Herbal is an irresistible invitation to explore the versatility of herbs in all their beauty and variety.

Ancient Pathways Ancestral Knowledge

Ancient Pathways  Ancestral Knowledge
Author: Nancy Turner
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 0773585400
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Pathways Ancestral Knowledge Book Excerpt:

Volume 1: The History and Practice of Indigenous Plant Knowledge Volume 2: The Place and Meaning of Plants in Indigenous Cultures and Worldviews Nancy Turner has studied Indigenous peoples' knowledge of plants and environments in northwestern North America for over forty years. In Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge, she integrates her research into a two-volume ethnobotanical tour-de-force. Drawing on information shared by Indigenous botanical experts and collaborators, the ethnographic and historical record, and from linguistics, palaeobotany, archaeology, phytogeography, and other fields, Turner weaves together a complex understanding of the traditions of use and management of plant resources in this vast region. She follows Indigenous inhabitants over time and through space, showing how they actively participated in their environments, managed and cultivated valued plant resources, and maintained key habitats that supported their dynamic cultures for thousands of years, as well as how knowledge was passed on from generation to generation and from one community to another. To understand the values and perspectives that have guided Indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge and practices, Turner looks beyond the details of individual plant species and their uses to determine the overall patterns and processes of their development, application, and adaptation. Volume 1 presents a historical overview of ethnobotanical knowledge in the region before and after European contact. The ways in which Indigenous peoples used and interacted with plants - for nutrition, technologies, and medicine - are examined. Drawing connections between similarities across languages, Turner compares the names of over 250 plant species in more than fifty Indigenous languages and dialects to demonstrate the prominence of certain plants in various cultures and the sharing of goods and ideas between peoples. She also examines the effects that introduced species and colonialism had on the region's Indigenous peoples and their ecologies. Volume 2 provides a sweeping account of how Indigenous organizational systems developed to facilitate the harvesting, use, and cultivation of plants, to establish economic connections across linguistic and cultural borders, and to preserve and manage resources and habitats. Turner describes the worldviews and philosophies that emerged from the interactions between peoples and plants, and how these understandings are expressed through cultures’ stories and narratives. Finally, she explores the ways in which botanical and ecological knowledge can be and are being maintained as living, adaptive systems that promote healthy cultures, environments, and indigenous plant populations. Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge both challenges and contributes to existing knowledge of Indigenous peoples' land stewardship while preserving information that might otherwise have been lost. Providing new and captivating insights into the anthropogenic systems of northwestern North America, it will stand as an authoritative reference work and contribute to a fuller understanding of the interactions between cultures and ecological systems.

Native American Medicine

Native American Medicine
Author: Tamra Orr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN: 1422288609
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Medicine Book Excerpt:

Native Americans have an incredibly rich store of knowledge when it comes to using herbs and plants to heal illness, treat injuries, and cure disease. In fact, some of their traditions have found a place in the modern medicines we use today. This book discusses the nature-based approach Native Americans took towards healing. It also examines important figures, such as shamans and medicine men, and explains some of the remedies and rituals that were conducted.