Alaska's Wilderness Medicines: Healthful Plants of the Far North

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Graphic Arts Books, Feb 29, 2012 - Science - 112 pages
This guide to Alaskan wild plants, native and introduced, can be used to promote health and healing, use for emergency first-aid care, or to maintain wellness. More than fifty plant species are described with information on habitat and distribution as well as general information on how each one can be used as medicine. This natural history of some of Alaska’s medicinal plants is not intended to serve the purpose of a self-care manual of medicine. Dr. Eleanor G. Viereck presents useful and fascinating information about trees, flowers, and shrubs accompanied by accurately rendered line drawing of the vegetation.
 

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Alder
Birch
Bistort
Chickweed
Cow Parsnip or Wild Celery
Highbush Cranberry
Shepherds Purse
Therapeutic Uses of Alaskan Plants
Glossary
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Eleanor G. Viereck earned a Ph.D in biology from the University of Colorado. She taught courses at the Tanana Valley Campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks on herb lore and holistic health. She is also the co-author of Meditation: The Complete Guide.

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