Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

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Museum of New Mexico Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 351 pages
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Called the "godfather of American herbalists," Michael Moore first published his celebrated "Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West in 1979. A lot has changed in the field of botanical medicine in the intervening years. Drawing on research over his thirty-five-year career as a teacher, merchant, and alternative-medicine practitioner, Moore updates and revises his guide to further expose the botanical wealth of the mountain west region. Accessible to professionals and nonprofessionals alike, this comprehensive guide covers the entire range of medicinal herbs found in New Mexico, Arizona, West Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and California. In its easy-to-use format, plant species are presented with both botanical and popular names, with descriptions and notations of habitat. Each plant is illustrated with color photographs or line drawings and accompanied by maps showing the plant's distribution. "Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West and "Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West are unsurpassed as field guides and for their authoritative information on collection and medicinal preparation.

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Review: Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

User Review  - John Campbell - Goodreads

I have several of Micheal Moores books. I began studying plants in my region almost 15 years ago after moving here from Oklahoma. His books have been a part of my plant library from the very beginning ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maja Haloway - Goodreads

One of my favorites. Highly informative, with Michael's entertaining anecdotes and commentary. I always pack this one on field trips to the area. Read full review

About the author (2003)

The author draws on 35 years as a teacher, merchant, and alternative-medicine practitioner.

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