Using Plants For Healing: An American HerbalNelson Coon
Growing along the roadsides and in the woods of North America are many wildings, used for centuries in folk medicine to treat arthritis, asthma, heart disease, stomach ailments, high blood pressure, etc. Here is the only book devoted to these native herbs. It tells about 250 of the principal plants – where to find them, how to identify them, what they are reputed to cure or alleviate, when prescribed and how prepared. It is based on the empiric medicine of earlier generations, especially the American Indians and the early colonists who brought much of their medical knowledge from Europe.