Medicinal Plants: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Widespread Species (Outdoor Skills and Preparedness)

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This guide describes how to use common wild plants to help treat injuries and backcountry maladies. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally relevant, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The plants are sorted into categories based on the injuries/ailments they can help to alleviate. It also identifies the most commonly encountered noxious plants. This indispensable guide is an excellent source of essential information for hikers and campers of all ages. Made in the USA.

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Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.

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"In many parts of the world medicinal plants still play an important role in primary health care, and in addition they remain promising sources for lead compounds for new therapeutic agents. This book presents an overview of a series of medicinal plants from the East."  —L. Pieters, department of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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