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Desk reference to nature's medicine

Author: Steven Foster; Rebecca L Johnson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before formal science enabled a systematic approach to medicine, healers used plants to alleviate pain, ease the symptoms of diseases, and treat complaints of every kind. Today, people still use medicinal plants, in traditional roles or as building blocks for new research and innovative drugs. Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is based on the work of botanical experts and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Foster; Rebecca L Johnson
ISBN: 9780792236665 0792236661 9781426202933 1426202938
OCLC Number: 65519124
Notes: At head of title: National Geographic.
Description: 416 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Alfalfa-bilberry --
Essay: Healing plants of Africa --
Bitterleaf-castor bean --
Essay: Healing plants of Australia and New Zealand --
Catnip-common privet --
Essay: Healing plants of Central and South America --
Cranberry-evening primrose --
Essay: Healing plants of China --
Eyebright-Guarana --
Essay: Healing plants of Europe --
Happy tree-licorice --
Essay: Healing plants of India --
Lobelia-parsley --
Essay: Healing plants of North America --
Partridge berry-rhodiola --
Essay: Healing plants of the Middle East --
Rosemary-tea --
Essay: Healing plants of Oceania --
Tea tree-yohimbe.
Other Titles: National Geographic desk reference to nature's medicine
Nature's medicine
Responsibility: Steven Foster and Rebecca L. Johnson.
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