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

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By Eleanor G. Viereck, Dominique Collett (Illustrator), Patsy Turner Egan (Contribution by)
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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.

Dr. Viereck tells where to find each plant. She also discusses plant collecting in general and how to brew healthful herb teas. An illustrated glossary, cross-references the therapeutic uses of specific plants, and a thorough bibliography completes this valuable contribution to plant lore.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“Whenever I open it, I find another marvelous tidbit, like Viereck’s description of uses for soft, acidic plant sphagnum, or peat moss, the plant often found chinking the walls of log cabins…”

                         ---Fairbanks News-Miner

Product Details
ISBN: 9780882403229
ISBN-10: 0882403222
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 1987
Pages: 116
Language: English

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