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Duke S Handbook Of Medicinal Plants Of Latin America

Author : James A. Duke
ISBN : 142004317X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award! A Comprehensive Guide Addressing Safety, Efficacy, and Suitability About a quarter of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants and more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are being investigated as potential cures for cancer. Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree. A comprehensive guide to safety, efficacy, and suitability, Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America responds to continuing interest in medicinal plants and the potential remedies they contain. Determine Which Species Can Be Used for Specific Targets The author of Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook and CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke covers roughly 500 of the more important Native Latin American medicinal plants in a highly organized format. After a brief introduction, each entry contains scientific and colloquial names, synonyms, reference to illustrations, notes, biological activities, medicinal indications, dosages, potential hazards, extracts, and references. This format supplies a starting point for determining which species can be used for specific targets. Better Data Helps You Focus Your Search Year-round moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soils make tropical Latin America home to nearly 100,000 of the world’s 300,000 known species of plants, and therefore home to untold numbers of potential cures. Focusing on 500 of the most well-known and well-studied plants, this book helps you focus your search for ammunition against constantly evolving pathogens and newly emerging diseases.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Rough Guide To Peru

Author : Dilwyn Jenkins
ISBN : 9781405384322
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Peru is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Peru has to offer. Discover the varied and exciting country of Peru whether exploring the breathtaking Machu Picchu, traversing a rainforest canopy walkway in one of the world’s richest jungles or hiking the Inca Trail, the Rough Guide to Peru makes sure you make the most out of your time in Peru. Packed with detailed, practical advice on what to see and do in Peru; this guide provides reliable, up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Peru, recommended restaurants in Peru, and tips on everything from shopping to festivals in Peru for all budgets. Featuring detailed coverage on a full range of attractions; from the Archbishops’ Palace and Nasca Lines, to the Valley of the Pyramids and scaling the Inca temple-fortress of Sacsayhuaman, you’ll find expert tips on exploring Peru’s amazing attractions with an authoritative background on Peru’s rich culture and history.Explore all corners of Peru with the clearest maps of any guide and practical Spanish language tips. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Peru.
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The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia

Author : Carol Schiller
ISBN : 1591202280
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment.The power of essential oils and aromatherapy has been understood and studied for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were expert practitioners in the science of natural essential oils. While much of the knowledge of the Egyptians has been lost for many centuries, the importance of these aromatic oils, and their use, has continued in every culture across the ages.Today, the use of essential oils is growing rapidly as both society and scientists are recognizing the benefits and life-enhancing properties of these precious substances. Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment.Carol and David Schiller, recognized experts in the field of aromatherapy and plant oils, have created a comprehensive reference book. The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia includes a general introduction to proper safety, preparation, and usage of the oils, and what to watch out for in commercial products. Separate chapters provide descriptions of the essential oils, carrier oils, and infused oils, detailing their derivation and history, documented properties, and aromatherapeutic methods of use.This guidebook, which also includes category listings of oil properties and cross-reference lists from botanical to common names, will prove a useful resource for those experienced in aromatherapy as well as for beginners just starting to learn about essential oils.
Category: Health & Fitness

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

Author : T. K. Lim
ISBN : 9783319260624
Genre : Science
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This book covers such plants with edible modified storage subterranean stems (corms, rhizomes, stem tubers) and unmodified subterranean stem stolons, above ground swollen stems and hypocotyls, storage roots (tap root, lateral roots, root tubers), and bulbs, that are eaten as conventional or functional food as vegetables and spices, as herbal teas, and may provide a source of food additive or neutraceuticals. This volume covers selected plant species with edible modified stems, roots and bulbs in the families Iridaceae, Lamiaceae, Marantaceae, Nelumbonaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Orchidaceae, Oxalidaceae, Piperaceae, Poaceae, Rubiaceae and Simaroubaceae. The edible species dealt with in this work include wild and underutilized crops and also common and widely grown ornamentals.To help in identification of the plant and edible parts coloured illustrations are included. As in the preceding ten volumes, topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant parts and uses; plant botany; nutritive, medicinal and pharmacological properties with up-to-date research findings; traditional medicinal uses; other non-edible uses; and selected/cited references for further reading. This volume has separate indices for scientific and common names; and separate scientific and medical glossaries.
Category: Science

Laurie Pippen S All Natural Antibacterial Agents

Author : Laurie Pippen
ISBN : 9781933039589
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The classification antibacterial includes anything that destroys bacteria or inhibits the ability of bacteria to grow and reproduce. Herbals approach bacterial infection from two directions. They stimulate the immune system to produce more immune cells aiding your body’s ability to fight the infection and they act in direct opposition to bacteria by inhibiting their ability to grow and reproduce so they cannot survive. The first line of defense against bacterial infection is prevention. Disinfecting surfaces with known antibacterial cleaners, maintaining good health through diet, rest, and exercise, and minimizing exposure to infectious agents is far more effective than any treatment plan in the continued battle against bacteria. Regardless of the preventative care you take, there are always times where treating an infection will be necessary. Traditionally, bacterial infection is fought by blending herbals that support the body’s own natural defenses with those that act to inhibit and kill the bacteria. Using a combination that blends both actions helps to minimize the duration and severity of any infection. Many herbs and oils act as natural immunostimulant and antibacterial agents. Some of these natural products work as well as or even better than the products sold in your local pharmacy. Some of the items in your local pharmacy are even created based on the chemical constituents of plants you might have growing in your own yard. This guide contains antibacterial agents that act as both disinfectants for infected air and surfaces and disease fighting agents for the body. Both categories eliminate harmful bacteria. It is important that you read the traditional uses and side effects of each plant and discuss any alternative treatment with a qualified herbalist or physician prior to choosing a natural product.
Category: Health & Fitness

Laurie Pippen S All Natural Antiviral Agents

Author : Laurie Pippen
ISBN : 9781933039756
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The classification antiviral includes anything that destroys viruses or inhibits their ability to grow and reproduce. Herbals approach viral infection from two directions. They stimulate the immune system to produce more immune cells aiding your body’s ability to fight the infection and they act in direct opposition to viruses by inhibiting their ability to grow and reproduce so they cannot survive. The first line of defense against viral infection is prevention . Disinfecting surfaces with known antiviral cleaners, maintaining good health through diet, rest, and exercise and minimizing exposure to infectious agents is far more effective than any treatment plan in the continued battle against viruses. Regardless of the preventative care you take, there are always times where treating an infection will be necessary. Traditionally, viral infection is fought by blending herbals that support the body’s own natural defenses with those that act to kill the virus. Using a combination that blends both actions helps to minimize the duration and severity of any infection. Many herbs and oils act as natural immunostimulant and antiviral agents. Some of these natural products work as well as or even better than the products sold in your local pharmacy. Some of the items in your local pharmacy are even created based on the chemical constituents of plants you might have growing in your own yard. This guide contains antiviral agents that act as both disinfectants for infected air and surfaces and disease fighting agents for the body. Both categories eliminate harmful viruses. It is important that you read the traditional uses and side effects of each plant and discuss any alternative treatment with a qualified herbalist or physician prior to choosing a natural product.
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Guide To Reference And Information Sources In Plant Biology

Author : Diane Schmidt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114504801
Genre : Reference
File Size : 60.51 MB
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This third edition of a classic bibliography retains the best features of its predecessor, published ten years ago, with greatly expanded coverage of Web sites. Its nearly 1,000 annotated entries focus on core materials for botanists and plant biologists. Organized by topic rather than format, it runs the gamut from Plant Physiology to Genetics and Biotechnology. Introductory chapters discuss the study of plants, characteristics of plant biology literature, and the history of the field and the people in it. This book is for both neophyte and seasoned botanists and their information purveyors.
Category: Reference