Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2002
Paperback: 444 pages
The most complete work on the medicinal plants of western North America, this guide offers the best information in the world on the nearly 500 species covered, much of it available for the first time. More than 530 color photographs illustrate the plants. An index to medical topics helps locate information on specific ailments. Symbols next to the plant descriptions provide quick visual warnings for poisonous and allergenic plants. Organized by flower color for fast identification, this guide is an essential aid to appreciating native plants and the wild areas they inhabit.
About the Authors:
Steven Foster has written on the medicinal uses of herbs in 13 books and more than 700 articles. He is coauthor of the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America and the Peterson Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Christopher Hobbs, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, teacher, and consultant to the dietary supplement industry, has written books on herbal medicine, including Herbs for Dummies and Dietary Supplements for Dummies. He lives in Williams, Oregon.