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Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West: A Guide to Identifying, Preparing, and Using Traditional Medicinal Plants Found in the Deserts and Canyons of the West and Southwest Paperback – June 1, 1989
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Michael Moore wrote numerous classic works on the herbal plants of the West and Southwest, including Los Remedios: Traditional Herbal Remedies of the Southwest, Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West, and Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West as well as a host of clinical herb manuals. He was the founder and director of Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, in Bisbee, Arizona, where he worked as a writer, researcher, therapist, and teacher for professional herbalists.
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a hoot, excellent research on plant constituents and medicinal uses. Couldn't have done it without him! Check out [...]
Thank you, Michael.
Hyperbole aside, the book is an invaluable reference. Not only does it describe the desert medicinal plants in excellent detail and provide information on preparation and usage, it also contains valuable insights into the preparation of medicinals in general and cleared up a few questions I didn't realize I had about the making of tinctures. My methods are better thanks to this book. That means my medicines will be more effective; no small thing.
A lot of my reading material these days is in electronic form. Generally, just the books I think of as "happy trash"; those novels and stories that amuse me but that could evaporate tomorrow and leave no one much the poorer for it. But, I am keenly aware of which books should never be kept only in electronic form. We need printed books very, very much because they contain the potential to outlast electricity. This isn't a small consideration anymore. This book of Mr. Moore's should definitely be in your analog collection. It needs to last. Buy two copies to be sure.
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this is a good book will show you alot of the plants that are out there but needs a little more insight how much to use if it needs to be mixed with othersPublished 3 months ago by don
Ordered three books and all arrived safe and sound and appear to have good info...I'll know more once I get into them more but they have pretty pictures!Published 7 months ago by G. D. Perdue
I have two other books in the series; been using them for years.Published 10 months ago by Kris Fuller
Excellent helpful book. Can't wait to use it this summer on adventures :-)Published 14 months ago by Tasha N. Pluim