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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 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

The Rough Guide To Peru

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9780241246924
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Peru covers the country in-depth from the jawdropping attractions of the Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon to Lima's endlessly hip restaurant scene. Rough Guides' four expert authors have covered every inch of Peru, communing with Amazon shamans, rafting the waters of the mighty Urubamba and hiking to the little-visited Inca ruins of Choquequirao. Discover where to find Peru's best pisco sour, view the rainforest high up from a canopy walkway or check out the country's coolest surfing hangout with Rough Guides' things not to miss section. Learn how to get the most out of one of South America's most versatile destinations with The Rough Guide to Peru range of itineraries. Meet the Incas with our in-depth history section and read about everything from traditional panpipe music to hallucinogenic plants. Over 70 clear, full-colour maps help you find a hostel while our easy-to-use transport info will make sure you don't end up on a chicken bus to nowhere!
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The Rough Guide To Peru

Author : Dilwyn Jenkins
ISBN : 1843530740
Genre : Travel
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'The Rough Guide to Peru' is a comprehensive handbook for the independent traveller that provides entertaining coverage of all the sights, detailed listings of the best places to stay and eat, and practical advice for outdoor pursuits.
Category: Travel

Extraordinary Sex Therapy

Author : Gina Ogden
ISBN : 9781317551331
Genre : Psychology
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How do we help our clients discover the depth and breadth of sexual healing? Extraordinary Sex Therapy offers a range of innovative health-based approaches and models to explore the complexities inherent in sexual pleasure and potential as well as in trauma, pain, and dysfunction. The practitioners whose work is represented here expand the clinical conversation about sex beyond performance goals and tread courageously into unquantifiable realms of sexual and relational desire, health, and transformation. All of these practitioners describe work that embodies therapeutic collaboration with their clients as they confront sexual concerns that include body image, emotions, meanings, and nuances of partner interactions along with the influence of neurobiology, language, gender, addiction, socioeconomics, and cultural conditioning about pleasure. Their interventions range from education, visualization, and role-play to identifying erotic archetypes, coaching about sensual touch, and using plant spirit medicines to activate imagination and spiritual connection. Their descriptions ring with singular authenticity, depending on their training and the particular clients and issues they address. Each practitioner provides clinical examples and techniques in enough detail so that readers can incorporate elements of these approaches into their own practices. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
Category: Psychology

Laurie Pippen S All Natural Colorants For Cosmetic Culinary And Textile Dyeing

Author : Laurie Pippen
ISBN : 9781933039749
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Colorants are everywhere. You can find dyes in your decor, cosmetics, food, and in nearly every fabric in the home from your socks to your furniture. Many of these dyes are made using chemical alternatives to the abundant selection of all natural colorants you can find cheaply and easily in your own backyard. Whether you are hoping to make life more natural by creating your own, homemade colorants or hoping to replace one or two synthetic colorants with all natural plant dyes, you will find that coloring with natural choices is easy, fun, and yields amazing results. A natural colorant is a colorant that comes from minerals, plants, or invertebrates. The most common natural colorants come from plant sources like bark, berries, flowers, leaves, and roots. Potential dyeing options are everywhere and this book only illustrates the most traditionally used colorants and the methods I have employed to obtain my desired results. My favorite forms of natural dyes come from plant parts like berries, flowers, leaves, nuts, and roots. After reading this guide and gaining some skill with natural dyes, you should look around and experiment to see what new and creative natural colorants might be available in your own back yard. Remember that natural colorants are not just for dyeing fabric. You can use natural colorants to create homemade ink, paint, or even to dye Easter eggs. Some of our countries oldest documents were written with ink made from natural colorants. You can also use natural colorants to make meals more healthy and appealing. Sometimes I like to use unusual colors to make mealtime fun for the whole family. Purple mashed potatoes or glowing orange rice is always a fun surprise. You can even use plant products when you make personal care products like make up, soaps, and hair colorant. Many commercial cosmetics you purchase have their color roots in natural product dyes and with a little knowledge and a bit of practice, you can become a master at making pleasing looking and smelling products for your family that actually have benefits to go with their attractiveness. Nearly anything you work with that needs color is a potential choice for natural plant dyes! Natural colorants come in every shade you might want. You can even blend or tone the colors up and down to achieve the exact result you need for your project.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Forensic Entomology

Author : Jason H. Byrd
ISBN : 1420036947
Genre : Law
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Insects and other arthropods found at a death scene can provide corroborating evidence regarding both the time and place of death as well as possible antimortem and postmortem treatment of the victim. Nevertheless, most forensic investigators are not specially trained in entomology, and until now, no entomology reference has fully explored these subjects. Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations usurps this void, instructing even individuals without a background in entomology on what to search for when recovering entomological evidence at a crime scene.
Category: Law

Another Boom For Amazonia

Author : Jr. Penn
ISBN : 9781599427188
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study examines the socioeconomic and environmental implications of the new camu camu industry in Peru. Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a small tree native to wetlands of the Amazon basin. It is especially abundant in Peruvian Amazonia. The high vitamin-C content of the fruit has generated interest in exporting camu camu products from Amazonia to more-developed countries. The government of Peru has been actively promoting this new extractive industry, as well as the planting of camu camu in rural areas. Non-governmental development organizations and private industry are now actively involved with camu camu projects and enterprises. In Peru, enthusiasm for this native species is high, because camu camu is expected to provide a much-needed and sustainable economic boost for the region. However, many questions about the environmental implications and socioeconomic impacts of the camu camu export industry need to be answered in order to understand its ecological and economic viability, and its effects on business and in rural communities. Winner of 2010 "Dissertation Excellence Award" Findings indicate that camu camu has provided significantly more income to rural residents than is provided by the traditional boom and bust economies of Amazonia. Households who adopted camu camu as a new crop in their floodplain agroforestry systems farmed significantly more floodplain land than non-adopters, and were especially adept at experimenting with new innovations. Lack of agricultural credit is a major constraint to adopting camu camu as a new crop in Peru. Geographic isolation and the location of processing facilities in relation to fruit harvests present major obstacles to the economic viability of the new industry. Camu camu was found to be cultivated with a higher diversity of annual crops than is typical in floodplain fields of the region. Extraction of camu camu fruits from the wild does not appear to have a negative environmental impact, at least in the initial years of the industry. This non-timber forest product in the process of domestication can support a viable industry in the Peruvian Amazon, if agricultural extension methods and marketing channels are improved.
Category: Business & Economics

Moon Peru

Author : Ryan Dubé
ISBN : 9781631216381
Genre : Travel
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Your World Your Way! Once the ancient empire of the Inca, Peru still draws visitors with its blend of mystery, lively culture, and beautiful rugged landscape. Explore with Moon Peru. What You'll Find in Moon Peru: Expert, local author Ryan Dubé shares his perspective on his home country Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos Detailed directions and maps for exploring on your own Strategic itineraries, such as The Best of Peru, From the Inca to the Amazon, Archaeology Intensive, and 48 Hours in Lima In-depth coverage for Lima, The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca and Canyon Country, The Amazon, Nasca and the Desert Coast, The Central Highlands, Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, Trujillo and the North Coast, and Cajamarca and the Northern Highlands Activities and ideas for every traveler: Wander the cobblestone streets of Cusco, marveling at the Spanish churches built atop massive Inca walls. Try alpaca steaks and sweet corn, or heaping bowls of ceviche. Explore the mystery of the Nazca Lines, or float down the Amazon. Trek (or train) into the cloud forests of the Peruvian mountains to see one of the world's great wonders: the stone city of Machu Picchu Accurate information, including background on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools such as travel tip and safety information in an easy to navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack With Moon Peru's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
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