Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

By Daniel E. Moerman

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In this extraordinary compilation, anthropologist Daniel E Moerman describes the medicinal uses of more than 3000 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Drawn from the same research in the authors monumental Native American Ethnobotany, this new reference focuses specifically on 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, and gastrointestinal aids to hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies. The book includes extensive indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name that make it easy to access the wealth of information in the detailed catalog of plants. This rich compendium provides a well-organised starting point for anthropologists, botanists, phytochemists and readers interested in ethnobotany, natural healing and the preservation of biodiversity.
 
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