1. 1998-01-01 This book has been written as a work-study guide for students and others interested in learning about medicinal and aromatic species, plants commonly known as herbs. This book of laboratory exercises familiarizes the reader with production, propagation, identification, maintenance, landscaping,...
  2. This accurately illustrated guide gives detailed descriptions of over 200 plants to enable easy identificaiton, and provides information on the distribution and natural habitat of each species.
  3. 2019-05-07 Alternative medicine and natural healing have reached into every facet of our lives. Lack of confidence in commercial medicine and an interest in getting closer to nature have made formerly-considered "alternative" treatments mainstream. Packed with nearly 300 color photographs and over 120...
  4. 2013-06-06 Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns. Each family of related...
  5. 2000-12-15 In this handy companion to the best-selling bookThe Green Pharmacy, leading herbal authority James A. Duke, Ph. D., delivers the lowdown on virtually every healing herb available in today's marketplace: its description and history, therapeutic uses, medicinal properties, prescription...
  6. Neem trees are medium to large sized, drought resistant, multipurpose trees, that can be up to 30 m tall. All parts of the plant produce azadirachtin, a powerful antibiotic and antimicrobial. Seeds and leaves often have the highest concentrations and may be used to make insecticides and...
  7. 2015-03-26 Plants have been used since ancient times to heal and cure diseases and to improve health and wellbeing. Despite ancient nature of the tradition, medicinal plants still form the basis of traditional or indigenous health systems and are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to still be...
  8. Rural people of Ethiopia are endowed with a deep knowledge concerning the use of wild plants. This is particularly true for the use of medicinal plants, but also for wild plants, some of which are consumed at times of drought, war and other hardship. Elders and other knowledgeable community...
  9. 2016-07-11 Companion planting is a form of intercropping, typically practiced in small-scale gardens, in which two or more species of plants are grown near each other for shared benefit. For example, shade-loving vegetables like lettuce can be grown under taller crops like maize or sunflower. Mixed...
  10. 2010-04-01 Many complicating factors affect agricultural work, family health, and nutrition when one or more family members are HIV positive or have an active case of AIDS. In addition to those who are sick, others in the family and community are affected by the consequences of their illness. This broader...