'One of the best guides available on medicinal plants in the American Southwest.'
-- Choice Reviews '[Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest] is highly recommended to all naturalists living in the southwest of America, as well as organic studies students, however especially recommended to all inhabitants of the featured area.'
-- Midwest Book Review'The plant monographs are a combination of folk medicine, well-researched scientific findings, and conclusions found in the latest scientific journals. The bibliography is arranged clearly and neatly. I particularly like the way in which the author lists references separately for each plant, making it easy and accessible for the reader who may choose to do further research on an individual plant. The author's photography is also commendable...which will make field identification of the plants nearly effortless.'
-- HerbalGram'The author has a functional belief in self-healing; the approach here is to offer nonpharmaceutical alternatives to standard medical therapeutics.'
-- The Bloomsbury Review'The comprehensive field guide to plants from Acacia to Yucca instructs on collection, preparation and use of the Southwest s botanical bounty.'
-- Arizona Highways'As a working model of a modern herbal, the value of this book transcends both the limits of its geographic scope and its focus on nondomestic plant species. It should be of interest to lay readers and scientists alike, consumers and practitioners of herbal medicine, ethnobotanists, pharmacognosists, policy-makers, regulators and those interested in the utilization of wild medicinal plant species.'
-- Phytomedicine'researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land.'
-- Paper Clips'he equips the reader with practical information that can be readily applied, while at the same time lending insights that can only come from someone with a true passion for, and intimate knowledge of, botanical medicines.'
-- Alternative Medicine Review'Succinct practical indications and usage profiles of over  mostly SW desert plants by a herbalist who walks his talk.'
About the Author
Charles W. Kane is considered a leading authority on wild plant medicines. His books are found from Harvard's botany library to coffee tables and truck stops. He is a veteran of the war on terrorism and lives in southern Arizona. He has also written Sonoran Desert Food Plants
and Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions