Native American Medicinal Plants : An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

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  • Edition: Abridged
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  • Copyright: 2009-05-13
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
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The medicinal uses of more than 2,700 plants.In "Native American Medicinal Plants", anthropoligist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information--adapted from the same research used to create the monumental "Native American Ethnobotany"--includes 82 catagories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies."Native American Medicinal Plants" includes extensive indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, making it easy to access the wealth of information in the detailed catalog of plants. It is an essential reference for students and professionals in the fields of anthropology, botany, and naturopathy and an engaging read for anyone interested in ethnobotany and natural healing.

Author Biography

Daniel E. Moerman is William E. Stirton Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is widely known as a leading expert in the field of ethnobotany. Dr. Moerman is the author of Native American Ethnobotany (Timber Press 1998), which received the 2000 Annual Literature Award from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. From 2004 to 2009, he was editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Economic Botany.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 10
Plant Use by Native Americansp. 12
Plants Used as Drugsp. 12
Appreciating the Common Knowledge of Our Pastp. 17
Sources of Information on Plant Usagesp. 17
Drug Usage Categoriesp. 18
Native Americansp. 21
Organization of Informationp. 29
Scientific Plant Namesp. 29
Common Plant Namesp. 29
Ethnobotanical Informationp. 30
Catalog of Plantsp. 31
Bibliographyp. 522
Index of Tribesp. 528
Index of Plant Usagesp. 643
Index of Common Plant Namesp. 751
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