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Free read õ Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie 102 ¼ ❮Epub❯ ➞ Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie Author Kelly Kindscher – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The Plains Indians found medicinal value in than two hundred species of native prairie plants Unfortunately modern American culture has not paid much aDo today Their knowledge was refined and exact enough that they could successfully administer medicinal doses of plants that are poisonous All of the species used by frontier doctors were used first by IndiansIn Medicinal Plants of the Prairie ethnobotanist Kelly Kindscher documents the medicinal use of native prairie plants by the Plains Indians Using information gleaned from archival materials interviews and fieldwork Kindscher describes plant based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis from arthritis to worms He also explains the use of internal and external medications smoke treatments moxa the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin and the doctrine of signatures the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses He adds information on recent pharmacological fi.
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Ndings to further illuminate the medicinal nature of these plantsNot since has the ethnobotany of native Great Plains plants been examined so thoroughly Kindscher's study is the first to encompass the entire Prairie Bioregion a one million suare mile area bounded by Texas on the south Canada on the north the Rocky Mountains on the west and the deciduous forests of Missouri Indiana and Wisconsin in the east Along with information on the medicinal uses of prairie plants by the Indians Kindscher also lists Indian common and scientific names and describes Anglo folk uses medical uses scientific research and cultivation Descriptions of the plants are supplemented by exuisite line drawings and over range mapsThis book will help increase appreciation for prairie plants at a time when prairies and their biodiversity urgently need protection throughout the region.
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Medicinal Wild Plants of the PrairieThe Plains Indians Plants of MOBI #245 found medicinal value in than two hundred species of native prairie plants Unfortunately modern American culture has not paid much attentionWhite settlers did learn a few plant Medicinal Wild PDFEPUB or based remedies from the Indians and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the US Pharmacopeia at one time Wild Plants of PDF #197 or another and one or two like the Purple Coneflower found their way into the bottles of patent medicineBut in both the number of species used and the varieties of treatments administered Indians were far proficient than white settlers Their familiarity with the plants of the prairie was comprehensive there probably were Indian names for all prairie plants and they recognized varieties of some species than scientists.