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

By Rebecca L. Johnson

Nationwide Geographic's advisor to 36 "super" herbs akin to aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint contains a wealth of crucial info at the background, tradition, folklore, and technological know-how of conventional and modern natural medication in all significant tradition components of the area. Emphasizing present study and healing makes use of, the quantity offers an A-Z directory of 36 of the greater than 80,000 recognized medicinal crops world wide. information regarding every one plant comprises conventional and present medicinal makes use of, universal and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and coaching, examine, and warning indicators. extra essays at the therapeutic vegetation of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, primary and South the US, China, Europe, India, North the United States, the center East, and Oceania supply insightful glimpses into the interesting diversity and variety of neighborhood well-being practices whereas additionally revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal-medicine practitioners play within the lives in their sufferers.

Show description

Read Online or Download 36 Healing Herbs: The World's Best Medicinal Plants PDF

Similar plants books

Download e-book for iPad: Handbook of North Dakota plants.. by Orin Alva Stevens

Plant facts from North Dakota country collage offers a goldmine of knowledge for weather swap learn. a lot of the ancient facts used to be accrued via O. A. Stevens from 1907 to 1961. Stevens, for whom Stevens corridor is called at the NDSU campus, was once famous because the world's best specialist on North Dakota vegetation, rigorously amassing prairie crops from throughout North Dakota in the course of his 67-year occupation at NDSU.

Download PDF by Lars Olof Björn (auth.), R. E. Kendrick, G. H. M. Kronenberg: Photomorphogenesis in Plants

It truly is probably now not remarkable that vegetation have developed a mechanism to experience the sunshine surroundings approximately them and to change development for optimum use of the to be had `life-giving' mild. eco-friendly crops, and eventually all varieties of existence, rely on the power of sun mounted in the course of photosynthesis. in contrast to animals that use behaviour to discover foodstuff, sedentary vegetation use body structure to optimize their progress and improvement for mild absorption.

New PDF release: Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition

Poisonous vegetation of North the USA, moment variation is an up to date, entire reference for either wild and cultivated poisonous vegetation at the North American continent. as well as compiling and featuring information regarding the toxicology and category of those vegetation released within the years because the visual appeal of the 1st version, this version considerably expands assurance of human and natural world?

Richard Dickinson's Weeds of North America PDF

“What is a weed,” opined Emerson, “but a plant whose virtues haven't but been came upon? ” whereas that is a helpful suggestion in idea, those vegetation of undiscovered advantage reason unending hours of toil for yard gardeners. anyplace they take root, weeds compete for assets, and pretty much win. in addition they wreak havoc on industry—from agriculture to golfing classes to civic panorama tasks, massive quantities of cash are spent to eliminate those virile and flexible invaders.

Additional info for 36 Healing Herbs: The World's Best Medicinal Plants

Sample text

If the predation pressure on a plant population increases over several generations, one conceivable adaptive response which selection might be expected to favor is the production of higher concentrations of defensive compounds already produced by the plant species 8 . Such an evolutionary response by the plants might be adaptive if the increased PLANT APPARENCY AND CHEMICAL DEFENSE 21 predation pressure results mainly from generalist enemies or perhaps from some 'family specialists' against which the increased concentrations could have a quantitative impact, thus forcing the enemies directly or indirectly to switch to other available food-plants.

Pp. 83-97. Siam Institute for Mathematics and Society, Philadelphia. Rothschild, M. 1972. In "Insect/Plant Relationships" (H. F. ), pp. 59-83. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford. Schoonhoven, L. M. 1969. Ent. expo et appl. l2:555. Schoonhoven, 1. M. 1972. In "Insect/Plant Relationships" (H. F. ), pp. 87-99. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford. Scriber, J. M. 1975. D. thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca. Shapiro, A. M. 1968. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 6l: 1221. Soo Hoo, C. F. , and G. Fraenke1.

Immature foliage. For a period of about three weeks every spring, from the time of bud opening until they have almost reached full size, the leaves of oak trees (Quercus robur) , in England, are especially vulnerable to attack by insects. The developing leaves have a high nitrogen and water content and they lack condensed tannins and physical toughness 21 • The 'phenological window' represented by these nutritious leaves, is exploited by a large number of lepidopterous species several of which may reach very high densities in some years and cause total defoliation of trees.

Download PDF sample

36 Healing Herbs: The World's Best Medicinal Plants by Rebecca L. Johnson

by Richard

Rated 4.95 of 5 – based on 21 votes