Guide to Indian Herbs
Author(s): Raymond Stark
Synopsis: This well-illustrated handbook describe 32 of the best known herbs used by the Indians of North America. Each plant is identified by locals, sketch and photograph, and the uses to which each one was put are briefly describes. Tonics, inhalants, poultices, laxatives, diuretics, sedatives – there was a plant for every need. Some of these tribal remedies passed – often in more sophisticated form – into the repertoire of the medical profession; many others have a secure place in the annals of folk medicine.