Rainforest Medicine

Rainforest Medicine
Author: Jonathon Miller Weisberger
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1583946233
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainforest Medicine Book Excerpt:

Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area's indigenous peoples' approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland rainforest and mountain. The book is illustrated with unique botanical and cultural drawings by Secoya elder and traditional healer Agustin Payaguaje and horticulturalist Thomas Y. Wang as well as by the author himself. Payaguaje shares his sincere imaginal view into the spiritual life of the Secoya; plates of petroglyphs from the sacred valley of Cotundo relate to an ancient language, and other illustrations show traditional Secoya ayahuasca symbols and indigenous origin myths. Two color sections showcase photos of the plants and people of the region, and include plates of previously unpublished full-color paintings by Pablo Cesar Amaringo (1938-2009), an acclaimed Peruvian artist renowned for his intricate, colorful depictions of his visions from drinking the entheogenic plant brew, ayahuasca ("vine of the soul" in Quechua languages). Today the once-dense mysterious rainforest realms are under assault as the indiscriminate colonial frontier of resource extraction moves across the region; as the forest disappears, the traditional human legacy of sustainable utilization of this rich ecosystem is also being buried under modern realities. With over 20 years experience of ground-level environmental and cultural conservation, author Jonathon Miller Weisberger's commitment to preserving the fascinating, unfathomably precious relics of the indigenous legacy shines through. Chief among these treasures is the "shimmering" "golden" plant-medicine science of ayahuasca or yajé, a rainforest vine that was popularized in the 1950s by Western travelers such as William Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg. It has been sampled, reviled, and celebrated by outsiders ever since. Currently sought after by many in the industrialized West for its powerful psychotropic and life-transforming effects, this sacred brew is often imbibed by visitors to the upper Amazon and curious seekers in faraway venues, sometimes with little to no working knowledge of its principles and precepts. Perceiving that there is an evident need for in-depth information on ayahuasca if it is to be used beyond its traditional context for healing and spiritual illumination in the future, Miller Weisberger focuses on the fundamental knowledge and practices that guide the use of ayahuasca in indigenous cultures. Weaving first-person narrative with anthropological and ethnobotanical information, Rainforest Medicine aims to preserve both the record and ongoing reality of ayahuasca's unique tradition and, of course, the priceless forest that gave birth to these sacred vines. Featuring words from Amazonian shamans--the living torchbearers of these sophisticated spiritual practices--the book stands as testimony to this sacred plant medicine's power in shaping and healing individuals, communities, and nature alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest
Author: Thomas David
Publsiher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1997-10
ISBN: 9780892817467
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest Book Excerpt:

A doctor's astounding story of promising new treatments from the rainforests of Brazil for diseases that compromise the immune system. During a working visit to Brazil, Dr. Thomas David was given a packet of leaves and bark by a native patient as thanks for his work, and a shaman gave him a recipe for a tea used by the rainforest people to treat a variety of ailments. Dr. David began using these plants in his clinical research in Europe and soon discovered that they were producing amazing results among patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases that compromise the immune system. Preliminary studies performed at Stanford and Harvard have substantiated his findings, bringing Dr. David international attention for his groundbreaking work. Dr. David's story is significant not only for its account of research that may herald a major breakthrough in curing diseases that have been the scourge of the modern world, but also for its emphasis on the vast and largely unrecognized pharmacopoeia of the rainforest that is in imminent danger of being lost forever.

Phytochemistry of Australia s Tropical Rainforest

Phytochemistry of Australia s Tropical Rainforest
Author: Cheryll J. Williams
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2021-12
ISBN: 1486307590
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytochemistry of Australia s Tropical Rainforest Book Excerpt:

Rare, unique and irreplaceable – precious native rainforests occupy a precariously small part of Australia while retaining a remarkable level of both biological and chemical diversity unrivalled by any other ecosystem. Australia's ancient history and traditions are intimately intertwined with the rainforest plants that humans have utilised as both food and medicine. Phytochemistry of Australia's Tropical Rainforest is a record of this history and details how our understanding of these plants has led to the discovery of anaesthetics, analgesics, steroids, antimalarials and more. It provides an insight into the habitat, ecology and family associations of hundreds of species and explores their future therapeutic potential, alongside phytochemical studies of the ancient plant lineages. Toxicological evaluations of important poisonous plants are also included. Rainforests provide shelter for unique flora and fauna that are counted among the rarest species on Earth, many of which are illustrated in this book. This comprehensive work is an essential reference for phytochemists, ethnobotanists and those with an interest in rainforests and their medicinal and botanical potential.

Detoxification

Detoxification
Author: Linda Page
Publsiher: Healthy Healing, Inc.
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1998-10
ISBN: 9781884334542
Category: Detoxification (Health)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detoxification Book Excerpt:

In this complete encyclopaedia -- a guide of detailed instructions for detoxification and cleansing, Dr Page discusses why body cleansing is necessary in today's world. She shows you: what you can expect when you detox; what a good cleanse really does; how to direct a cleanse for best results. Also includes: Detailed detox charts for special needs; Step-by-step instructions that guide the reader through every detox programme; Extensive 'Green Cuisine' recipe section; Materia Medica Detox herbal supplement directory with over 90 herbs; Glossary of detox terms; List of detox-spa centres in America; Recommended product listing.

Healthy Healing

Healthy Healing
Author: Linda G. Rector-Page
Publsiher: Healthy Healing, Inc.
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781884334856
Category: Alternative medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Healing Book Excerpt:

The latest information on preventive therapies and natural healing. Over 1/2 million copies sold.

National Library of Medicine Programs and Services

National Library of Medicine Programs and Services
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Library of Medicine Programs and Services Book Excerpt:

Honoring Nature s Healers Bioregional Ethnobotanical Study of Wild Medicinal Plants of Kathleen FL in the Greater Green Swamp

Honoring Nature s Healers  Bioregional Ethnobotanical Study of Wild Medicinal Plants of Kathleen  FL in the Greater Green Swamp
Author: Patty Morris
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2015-02-08
ISBN: 131280663X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honoring Nature s Healers Bioregional Ethnobotanical Study of Wild Medicinal Plants of Kathleen FL in the Greater Green Swamp Book Excerpt:

This is a local study of wild medicinal plants in the Greater Green Swamp, what is changing, and why. It looks at what has happened to drained and logged swampland, where soil at the top of Bone Valley, recovering from an extended hydroperiod has become home to a number of pan tropical medicinal plants. Eight of the common wild medicinal plants in Kathleen, FL are looked at from a point of view of their value in history, how these plants are treated in the United States, and how they are used all around the world.

Fake Medicine

Fake Medicine
Author: Brad McKay
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 0733646875
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fake Medicine Book Excerpt:

We all want to live healthier, happier and longer lives, but too many of us are charmed by charlatans, misled by marketing or scammed by sciencey-sounding salespeople. Dr Brad McKay, Australian GP and science communicator, has seen the rise of misinformation permeate our lives and watched as many of us have turned away from health experts. Too often, we place our trust in online influencers, celebrities and Dr Google when it comes to making important health decisions. Fake Medicine explores the potential dangers of wellness warriors, anti-vaxxers, fad diets, dodgy supplements, alternative practitioners and conspiracy theories. This book is an essential tool for debunking pseudoscience and protecting you and your loved ones from the health scams that surround us. Protect your mind, body and wallet by fighting fake medicine.

Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Traditional  Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Gerard Bodeker,Gemma Burford
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1860949134
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to address public health issues in traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM). It presents state-of-the-art reviews of TCAM research in a range of priority public health areas such as malaria and HIV and in such common ailments as skin conditions and orthopedic injury in developing countries. Contributions analyze policy trends in areas such as financing of TCAM and education and training in this field as well as selected case studies of model TCAM projects. Important chapters on research methodology, ethical and safety issues, and intellectual property rights pertaining to traditional medicine are also presented. Public financing for TCAM is a test of the commitment of governments, and the book includes an analysis from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Atlas data of the worldwide trends in this area. With safety concerns foremost in the minds of both policy makers and the public, the book offers a global overview of policy and legislative trends in this field as well as an important set of guidelines for pharmacovigilance and TCAM products. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Introduction (1,729 KB). Contents: Foreword (Allan Rosenfield); Policy: Introduction (Gerard Bodeker & Gemma Burford); Policy and Public Health Perspectives on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Overview (Gerard Bodeker, Fredi Kronenberg & Gemma Burford); Financing Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Health Care Services and Research (Gemma Burford, Gerard Bodeker & Chi-Keong Ong); Training (Gerard Bodeker, Cora Neumann, Chi-Keong Ong & Gemma Burford); Safety: Issues and Policy (Gilbert Shia, Barry Noller & Gemma Burford); Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines: A United Kingdom Perspective (Joanne Barnes); Medicinal Plant Biodiversity and Local Healthcare: Sustainable Use and Livelihood Development (Gerard Bodeker & Gemma Burford); Home Herbal Gardens OCo A Novel Health Security Strategy Based on Local Knowledge and Resources (G Hariramamurthi, P Venkatasubramanian, P M Unnikrishnan & D Shankar); Humanitarian Responses to Traditional Medicine for Refugee Care (Cora Neumann & Gerard Bodeker); Public-Private Partnerships: A Case Study from East Africa (Patrick Mbindyo); Public Health Issues: Priority Diseases and Health Conditions: Malaria (Merlin L Willcox & Gerard Bodeker); HIV/AIDS: Traditional Systems of Health Care in the Management of a Global Epidemic (Gerard Bodeker, Gemma Burford, Mark Dvorak-Little & George Carter); An Overview of Clinical Studies on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in HIV Infection and AIDS (Jianping Liu); Skin and Wound Care: Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Public Health Dermatology (Gemma Burford, Gerard Bodeker & Terence J Ryan); Traditional Orthopaedic Practices: Beyond OCyBonesettingOCO (Gemma Burford, Gerard Bodeker & Jonathan Cohen); Research: Clinical Trial Methodology (Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Urmila Thatte & Jianping Liu); Ethical Issues in Research (Merlin L Willcox, Gerard Bodeker & Ranjit Roy Chaudhury); Intellectual Property Rights (Gerard Bodeker); Epilogue (Gerard Bodeker & Gemma Burford). Readership: Public health specialists and departments; health policy departments in ministries of health and universities; colleges of traditional and complementary medicine; World Health Organization and affiliated institutions; medical schools as a background text on TCAM."

Ethnomedicine and Drug Discovery

Ethnomedicine and Drug Discovery
Author: M.M. Iwu,J. Wootton
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2002-03-01
ISBN: 9780080531250
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnomedicine and Drug Discovery Book Excerpt:

The emergence of new infectious, chronic and drug resistant diseases have prompted scientists to look towards medicinal plants as agents for treatment and prevention. This book provides an interphase between ethnomedical and ethnobotanical approaches to new drug discovery and advances in biotechnology and molecular science that has made it increasingly feasible to transform traditional medicines into modern drugs. These novel approaches also raise new issues and the volume explores economic, ethical and policy considerations of drug development based on indigenous knowledge or traditional medicine. This work also features standardization and development of phytomedicines for major therapeutic indications, including emerging infectious diseases affecting developing and developed countries. The publication provides state-of-the-art information on the most innovative science, the research, the industry, the market, and the future of ethnomedicine and drug discovery.

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests
Author: Chris C. Park
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2002-09-26
ISBN: 1134925018
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Rainforests Book Excerpt:

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conserving medicinal species securing a healthy future

Conserving medicinal species   securing a healthy future
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789558177419
Category: Biodiversity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conserving medicinal species securing a healthy future Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Belize

The Rough Guide to Belize
Author: Peter Eltringham
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781858287102
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Belize Book Excerpt:

The ultimate handbook to this fascinating country. The guide includes comprehensive coverage of every destination, from getting the best out of a visit to historic Belize City to climbing majestic, jungle-clad Victoria Peak. Practical advice on where to stay, from budget guest houses to luxury jungle lodges and secluded Caribbean cabanas. Expert guidance on exploring Belize's inland reserves and the caves and atolls of the western hemisphere's longest barrier reef.

Fowler s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy Volume 10 E Book

Fowler s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy  Volume 10   E Book
Author: Eric R. Miller,Nadine Lamberski,Paul P Calle
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 834
Release: 2022-07-08
ISBN: 0323828531
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fowler s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy Volume 10 E Book Book Excerpt:

Fowler's Current Therapy format ensures that each volume in the series covers all-new topics with timely information on current topics of interest in the field. Focused coverage offers just the right amount of depth — often fewer than 10 pages in a chapter — which makes the material easier to access and easier to understand. General taxon-based format covers all terrestrial vertebrate taxa plus selected topics on aquatic and invertebrate taxa. Updated information from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) includes records from their growing database for 2.3 million animals (374,000 living) and 23,000 taxa, which can serve as a basis for new research. Expert, global contributors include authors from the U.S. and 25 other countries, each representing trends in their part of the world, and each focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals.

The Rough Guide to Ecuador

The Rough Guide to Ecuador
Author: Harry Adès,Melissa Graham
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781843531098
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Ecuador Book Excerpt:

In addition to options in all price ranges for dining and accommodations, this guide features practical information on Ecuador's history, culture, indigenous peoples, and environmental issues. of color photos. 44 maps.

New Horizons in Medical Anthropology

New Horizons in Medical Anthropology
Author: Charles M. Leslie,Mark Nichter,Margaret M. Lock
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415278065
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Horizons in Medical Anthropology Book Excerpt:

New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists working in Asia who have been inspired by Charles Leslie's writing on such topics as medical pluralism and the early emergence of what has become a globalized biomedicine, the social relations of therapy management, and the relationship between the politics of the state and discourse about the health of populations, illness, and medicine. The book also takes up lesser known aspects of Leslie's work: his contribution as an editor and the role he played in carrying the field forward; his ethics as a medical anthropologist committed to humanism and sensitive to racism and eugenics; and the passion he inspired in his co-workers and students. Charles Leslie is a remarkable and influential social scientist. New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a fitting tribute to a sensitive scholar whose theories and codes of practice provide an essential guide to future generations of medical anthropologists.

The Rainforests of West Africa

The Rainforests of West Africa
Author: MARTIN
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 3034877269
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rainforests of West Africa Book Excerpt:

Nowhere eise in the world did industrialized countries leave such early marks in the rainforest as in West Africa. Past and present developments here are in one way or the other significant for rainforests on other continents as weil. West Africa is a pioneer in both a good and a bad sense. This is reason enough to take a closer Iook at the history of moist tropical West Africa. Until recently, no one really seemed to be interested in the rainforests except for a few specialists. The world's scientific community neglected to study the incalculable riches of tropical forests, to make the public aware of them and their due importance. Although interdisciplinary research has been a popular topic for some decades now, it was not applied to just the most complex habitat on earth. Scientists from all fields studied only that which was easiest to record, seemingly blind to a myriad of details awaiting closer examination. Botanists wentabout establishing their herbariums and paid much too little attention to the vegetation as a whole, or to the significance of useful plants for local populations. Zoologists, too, busied themselves with collecting and describing species. Anthropologists, on the other hand, tended to overlook faunal details: in their ignorance of the animal world, they wrote of tigers and deer in Africa. And finally, foresters saw neither the forest nor the trees for the timber - and even confused rainforests with monocultures of fir trees.

Lonely Planet Belize

Lonely Planet Belize
Author: Lonely Planet,Alex Egerton,Paul Harding,Daniel C Schechter
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 747
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1786572044
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet Belize Book Excerpt:

Lonely Planet Belize is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya site of Caracol, dive the world-renowned Blue Hole, or spot toucans in the wild; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belize and begin your journey now!

Linda Page s Healthy Healing

Linda Page s Healthy Healing
Author: Linda Page
Publsiher: Healthy Healing, Inc.
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2004-09
ISBN: 9781884334924
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linda Page s Healthy Healing Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Resource For Improving Your Health Naturally!Over 1 million copies sold!In its first edition nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Linda Page's book, Healthy Healing, was the only one of its kind. Now updated and expanded, Healthy Healing is still the easiest to use bestselling natural health reference book on the market.Customize your own personal healing program using natural therapies for more than 300 ailments through diet, whole herb supplements and exercise.Live Longer, feel better and look better, naturally!

In the Rainforest

In the Rainforest
Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1482459809
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Rainforest Book Excerpt:

The rainforest habitat is incredibly diverse—so diverse that scientists are discovering new species of plants and animals all the time! In this book, readers journey deep into the rainforest with many kinds of scientists and learn about what they study, their methods, and recent discoveries. Full-color photographs show researchers and their tools and technology up close, from sun-protective gear to infrared cameras. The main content also touches on important STEM curriculum content, including conservation and features of this amazing habitat.