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Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants: A Book of Valuable Information for Growers As Well As Collectors of Medicinal Roots, Barks, Leaves, Etc.

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ISBN-13: 978-0787312848
ISBN-10: 0787312843
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Product Details

  • Plastic Comb
  • Publisher: Mokelumne Hill Pr (August 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787312843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787312848
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,883,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ERIC M JOHNSON on October 29, 2012
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As part of our on-going learning about how to grow and use herbs in cooking, canning, and teas, we bought this book. It is an excellent cross-reference manual, augmenting or contrasting nicely our other books.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Dempsey B on April 4, 2012
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Considering the cost of the book version of this work, I specifically enjoyed the cost of this format. Also, it is very handy to be able to both search and highlight various passages.

I found that is perhaps has too much speculation on the value of herbs to cure too much - but this obviously has more to do with the 1908 print date than anything else. Curiously, many of the terms for various herbs has also changed.

So, this is a huge book on the period where herbs were the best (and often the only) curative. In modern practice one must take caution is just embracing all the recommendations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ReaderBiz on August 2, 2013
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This book gives practical, useable tips for identifying and growing American ginseng, and also gives an interesting wondow into the trade and horticulture practices of a bygone age.

It's cheap to take a look at it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James S. Craft on July 8, 2013
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This was written in 1908, so remember the time frame this book was from when reading. I was surprised by the information that I found, especially since the beginning was a little rambling. I also thought the bulk of the book would be about Ginseng (which it was), but there were many medicinal plants that were covered as well. My beef with many of these older books is a lack of pictures/drawings. When you are talking about plants, having good visual aids would be helpful distinquishing various plants. Another fault is talking about how much you can get for ginger on the market, and the amount of ginseng exported for various years. Since this book is over 100 years old, the information is irrelevant to today. Perhaps it could have been had the good information filtered from the unnecessary information...
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This book would be very interesting from a historical perspective if you wanted to learn about the gathering, cultivation, and use of plants at the turn of the 1900's. AND if you are already familiar with plants and know how to identify them.

It (The Kindel version ) is of little use to somebody trying to learn about plants "from scratch" since with no illustrations, there is no way to identify what you are looking at / reading about.

If you are a plant expert and want to learn some history, by all means, get it.

If you are just curious about plants, and their uses, buy a newer volume with color illustrations.

Well?

Perhaps I was hasty. After all it IS a free download. You can't get hurt.

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By Amazon Customer on July 29, 2014
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I am an alternative medicine and herb enthusiast and like to learn about the different ways to use herbs, so this title sparked my interest. Unfortunately, this book is long, too long, and is a study for botanists as it is the author's findings with his experiments and trials. This would be good for a student who is willing to read all the findings.
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The book is mostly written about American plants although quite a few can be found and grown in other countries. A large part of the book was taken up with information on Ginseng and how to grow it, etc. It wasn't what I was expecting, as I was looking for a more all round book about herbs and medicinal plants.
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By Amazon Customer on November 5, 2014
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As a free book I guess I should not have expected much, but this book is of little benefit to either the gardener or the practitioner. No more benefit than a 5 second google search.
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