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Botany and Healing By Cecil Still

Botany and Healing
by Cecil Still

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A description of nearly 500 species of plants found in the Garden State and in nearby areas, that have been used medicinally. The plants are listed by family, and for each entry the author discusses natural history, medicinal uses, habitat and preparations and applications by Native Americans.
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Botany and Healing: Medicinal Plants of New Jersey and the Region by Cecil Still

Could that weed you just pulled have provided a cure for cancer? Scientists have warned that the destruction of the world's rain forests may mean that plant species are being lost before we recognize their potential as sources of new medicines. This is equally true for the plants much closer to home. New Jersey, while heavily industrialized and densely populated, is extraordinarily rich in plant resources. Botany and Healing: Medicinal Plants of New Jersey and the Region describes nearly 500 species of plants found in the Garden State and in nearby areas that have been used medicinally.

Cecil Still lists plants by family and, within each family, by genus and species, to underscore the close relationships among medicinally valuable species. This arrangement is familiar to every botanist and easy for the amateur naturalist and herbalist to use as well. For each entry, Still discusses both the natural history and the historical and modern medicinal uses of the plant: scientific and common names, description, habitat, geographic range, and preparations and applications in Native American, European, African, and Asian herbal traditions. Most species are illustrated with Still's line drawings. The book also contains a helpful index (with cross references by usage, common or scientific name), a glossary of terms, and a list of resources for further reading.

Botany and Healing explains the history and present status of the uses of herbal medicines, explains what makes a plant medicinal (or poisonous), how herbal medicines are prepared for use, and why they should be used only with great caution.

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About Cecil Still


Cecil C. Still is a professor in the plant science department at Cook College, Rutgers University. He has been involved in plant research for more than thirty years and continues to publish extensively in scientific journals

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GOR010204513
Botany and Healing: Medicinal Plants of New Jersey and the Region by Cecil Still
Cecil Still
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Rutgers University Press
1998-07-31
304
081352508X
9780813525082
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