Download e-book for kindle: 36 Healing Herbs: The World's Best Medicinal Plants by Rebecca L. Johnson

By Rebecca L. Johnson

Nationwide Geographic's consultant to 36 "super" herbs resembling aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint incorporates a wealth of crucial details at the historical past, tradition, folklore, and technological know-how of conventional and modern natural medication in all significant tradition components of the realm. Emphasizing present learn and healing makes use of, the quantity offers an A-Z directory of 36 of the greater than 80,000 recognized medicinal vegetation worldwide. information regarding every one plant contains conventional and present medicinal makes use of, universal and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and practise, learn, and warning indicators. extra essays at the therapeutic crops of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, significant and South the USA, China, Europe, India, North the USA, the center East, and Oceania offer insightful glimpses into the attention-grabbing diversity and variety of neighborhood wellbeing and fitness practices whereas additionally revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal-medicine practitioners play within the lives in their sufferers.

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