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National Geographic guide to medicinal herbs : the world's most effective healing plants / Rebecca L. Johnson and Steven Foster ; Tieraona Low Dog & David Kiefer ; photography by Steven Foster ; foreword by Andrew Weil.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781426207006 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 142620700X (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9781426207013 (deluxe ed.)
  • ISBN: 1426207018 (deluxe ed.)
  • Description: 383 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.

Available copies

  • 16 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 18 total copies.

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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RM 666 .H33 J644 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction RM 666 H33 J644 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 615.321/J68n (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 615.321/Johnson (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction RM 666 .H33 J644 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 615.321 JOHNSON 2010 (Text to phone) Checked out 09/12/2014
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 615.321 Johnson (Text to phone) Checked out 09/16/2014
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks RM666.H33 J644 2010 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Includes indexes.
Contents Note: Foreword / Andrew Weil -- The world of medicinal herbs -- Mental Health and the Nervous System. Butterbur ; Feverfew ; Hops ; Kava ; Lemon Balm ; Passionflower ; Passionflower harvest ; Skullcap ; St. John's Wort ; Valerian. -- Respiratory System. Astragalus ; Echinacea ; Echinacea harvest ; Elder ; Eucalyptus ; Licorice ; Mullein ; Pelargonium ; Sage ; Thyme. -- Heart and Circulation. Bilberry ; Cacao, chocolate ; Cinnamon ; Ginkgo ; Grapes, grape seed ; Hawthorn ; Hibiscus ; Horse Chestnut ; Tea ; Tea harvest. -- Digestive System. Chamomile ; Fennel ; Garlic ; Garlic harvest ; Ginger ; Goldenseal ; Milk Thistle ; Peppermint ; Psyllium ; Slippery Elm ; Turmeric. -- Joints, Muscles, and Skin. Aloe ; Aloe harvest ; Arnica ; Calendula ; Cat's Claw ; Cayenne ; Comfrey ; Devil's Claw ; Rosemary ; Tea Tree ; Willow Bark ; Witch Hazel. -- Urinary and Male Health. Juniper ; Parsley ; Pomegranate ; Pygeum ; Saw Palmetto ; Saw Palmetto harvest ; Stinging Nettle ; Tomato ; Uva Ursi. -- Female Health. Black Cohosh ; Black Haw ; Chaste Tree ; Cranberry ; Cranberry harvest ; Dong Quai ; Raspberry Leaf ; Shatavari ; Soy. -- Wellness and Perception. Ashwagandha ; Bacopa ; Ginseng ; Ginseng harvest ; Goji ; Gotu Kola ; Rhodiola ; Schisandra ; Stevia. -- Index of therapeutic uses -- Plant index.
Summary: From headaches to sore feet, muscle cramps to melancholy: the remedies to many ailments can be found in the world of plants. In this guide, both botanists and medical experts explore the healing properties of herbs and other plants to reveal how they have been used in the past and how they can be used today. A resource organized by body system lists the key herbal remedies available, their uses, and cautionary advice, also includes full-color photos, a glossary and several thematic indexes.
Subject: Herbs > Therapeutic use.
Medicinal plants.
Herbals.
Materia medica, Vegetable.
Johnson, Rebecca L. (Added Author). Foster, Steven, 1957- (Added Author). Kiefer, David. (Added Author). Low Dog, Tieraona. (Added Author). National Geographic Society (U.S.) (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Guide to medicinal herbs

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