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Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide

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The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than 200 species of native prairie plants. Unfortunately, modern American culture has not paid much attention. White settlers did learn a few plant-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 or another, and one or two, like the Purple Coneflower, found their way into the bottles of patent medicine. But in both the number of species used ...

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0700605266

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9780700605262

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Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide
1992, University Press of Kansas

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Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide
1992, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700605262

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