Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie eBook ✓ Plants

Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie eBook ✓ Plants

Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie [BOOKS] ⚣ Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie Author Kelly Kindscher – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Plains Indians found medicinal value in than two hundred species of native prairie plants Unfortunately modern American culture has not paid much attentionWhite settlers did learn a few plant base The Plains Indians found medicinal Plants of PDF/EPUB ã value in than two hundred species of native prairie plants Unfortunately modern American culture has not paid much attentionWhite settlers did learn a few plant Medicinal Wild eBook Ø based remedies from the Indians and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the US Pharmacopeia at one time Wild Plants of MOBI ï or another and one or two like the Purple Coneflower found their way into the bottles of patent medicineBut in both the number of species used and the varieties of treatments administered Indians were far proficient than white settlers Their familiarity with the plants of the prairie was comprehensive there probably were Indian names for all prairie plants and they recognized varieties of some species than scientists do today Their knowledge was refined and exact enough that they could successfully administer medicinal doses of plants that are poisonous All of the species used by frontier doctors were used first by IndiansIn Medicinal Plants of the Prairie ethnobotanist Kelly Kindscher documents the medicinal use of native prairie plants by the Plains Indians Using information gleaned from archival materials interviews and fieldwork Kindscher describes plant based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis from arthritis to worms He also explains the use of internal and external medications smoke treatments moxa the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin and the doctrine of signatures the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses He adds information on recent pharmacological findings to further illuminate the medicinal nature of these plantsNot since has the ethnobotany of native Great Plains plants been examined so thoroughly Kindscher's study is the first to encompass the entire Prairie Bioregion a one million suare mile area bounded by Texas on the south Canada on the north the Rocky Mountains on the west and the deciduous forests of Missouri Indiana and Wisconsin in the east Along with information on the medicinal uses of prairie plants by the Indians Kindscher also lists Indian common and scientific names and describes Anglo folk uses medical uses scientific research and cultivation Descriptions of the plants are supplemented by exuisite line drawings and over range mapsThis book will help increase appreciation for prairie plants at a time when prairies and their biodiversity urgently need protection throughout the region.


3 thoughts on “Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie

  1. Anna Boyett Anna Boyett says:

    This book is a pretty typical Native Herbal Like its sister book Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie for each entry it provides simplistic black and white illustrations of the plants and their components a map showing you their native region both their Common and Scientific Names as well as the names used by the Native Tribes who used them a description of their usual habitat and their common uses and the parts that are used both in Native Medical traditions Anglo Saxon Folk Medicine and even Modern Herbal Medicine The only thing I really find disappointing about this book is the fact that it favors Black and White illustration over color photography While black and white illustration can be valuable for isolation core features of a plant it doesn't provide the range of true to life detail that color photography does and in my experience books which use color photography do increase the rate of accurate identification with or without being combined with black and white illustration to augment it This is incredibly important to me as the book is focused on the identification of herbs to be used for Medicinal purposes where accurate identification is integral to safety


  2. Hidey Hidey says:

    Very interesting ethnobotanical resource The author examines 40 herbs that were in heavy use by Native American tribes along with another 160 that were used throughout the prairie bioregion He lists known names and translations used and some are pretty funny dog penis skunk nuts I'd love to see an updated edition with photographs


  3. Curtis Lee Curtis Lee says:

    Awesome awesome But missing a few really obvious edible plants


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3 thoughts on “Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie

  1. Anna Boyett Anna Boyett says:

    This book is a pretty typical Native Herbal Like its sister book Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie for each entry it provides simplistic black and white illustrations of the plants and their components a map showing you their native region both their Common and Scientific Names as well as the names used by the Native Tribes who used them a description of their usual habitat and their common uses and the parts that are used both in Native Medical traditions Anglo Saxon Folk Medicine and even Modern Herbal Medicine The only thing I really find disappointing about this book is the fact that it favors Black and White illustration over color photography While black and white illustration can be valuable for isolation core features of a plant it doesn't provide the range of true to life detail that color photography does and in my experience books which use color photography do increase the rate of accurate identification with or without being combined with black and white illustration to augment it This is incredibly important to me as the book is focused on the identification of herbs to be used for Medicinal purposes where accurate identification is integral to safety

  2. Hidey Hidey says:

    Very interesting ethnobotanical resource The author examines 40 herbs that were in heavy use by Native American tribes along with another 160 that were used throughout the prairie bioregion He lists known names and translations used and some are pretty funny dog penis skunk nuts I'd love to see an updated edition with photographs

  3. Curtis Lee Curtis Lee says:

    Awesome awesome But missing a few really obvious edible plants

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