MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST - 2nd edition (2003)
130 plant types are discussed, with details of identification, ecologic factors, habitat, collecting, preparation, constituents and medicinal uses. There are distribution maps and line illustrations (by Mimi Kamp) for all plants, and 52 color photographs. 351 pp. ISBN 0-89013-454-5
"The comments on ecological status and indications about rarity are, as far as I know, unique to his book. No other proponents of herbalism seem to be aware of this aspect of humans and their environments....this is the excellent product that we have come to expect from Moore. This delightful and informative book should be on the bookshelves of anyone interested in plants and people. Thanks for sharing with us Michael!"
(Daniel F. Austin, Ph.D, ECONOMIC BOTANY)
80 plant types are discussed, with details of
identification, habitat, collecting, preparation, and medicinal
uses. Line illustrations for all plants, and 8 pages of color.
Illustrations by Mimi Kamp and Nora Ryerson. 212 pp. ISBN 0-89013-182-1
"There are few (if any) herbalists in the U.S. as much respected by their peers as Michael Moore...whether your interest is passing or professional, you will want a copy of this book."
(Steven Foster, BOTANICAL AND HERB REVIEWS)
"...Moore has published a book with the finest format I've ever seen in an herbal."
Paul Bergner, MEDICAL HERBALISM)
"I have often consulted the author's previous work, and I expect to be a frequent reader of this new volume.
(Andrew Weil, from his introduction)
The traditional plant medicines of the Spanish
Southwest, with preparations, doses, and their healing applications.
Further, the author offers qualitative opinions as to their probable
efficacy and the level of potential toxicity (if any). Known contraindications
and drug inter-reactions are also given. Thirty plants are illustrated
by Mimi Kamp. 108 pages. ISBN 1-878610-06-6
"There are few herbalists with the experience and candor of Michael Moore, and none with an equal ability to succinctly distill that knowledge to the printed page...practical, entertaining and useful."
(Steven Foster, BOTANICAL AND HERB REVIEWS)
82 major plant monographs, with details of identification,
habitat, constituents, collecting, processing and storage, stability,
preparations, medicinal uses and contraindications. 120 other
plant types are further dealt with in briefer detail, and referenced
to other reliable and more detailed texts. Line illustrations
for all major plants by Mimi Kamp, distribution maps by the author,
16 pages of color photographs by Mimi Kamp. 364 pp. ISBN 1-878610-31-7
"Like a grizzled old botanical Lone Ranger galloping solo across the vast frontier of Western Herbalism, Michael Moore, steadfast and true, rides to the rescue again...he presents a tremendous amount of information concisely while infusing it with wisdom, wit, and personal reminiscences"
(Michael Castleman, THE HERB COMPANION)
"This is the crowning jewel in Moore's trinity of books on medicinal plants of western North America...it has the best glossary I have ever seen in an herb book."
Steven Foster, HERBALGRAM)
"West Coast herbalists, naturalists and wildflower enthusiasts will find renewed appreciation for the plants in their bioregion from even a cursory reading of this deeply detailed work. Makes me want to move west."
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First published in 1947 and long out of print,
I was pleased to have the chance to annotate and update this seminal
work on the traditional home remedies of the Spanish Southwest.
Working with the publisher Jim Mafchir (we have worked together
on all five of these books) and the illustrator Mimi Kamp, this
book gave me the chance to edit Mrs. Curtin-Paloheimo's landmark
text, add personal observations (I sold remedios for 15
years in Northern New Mexico), update the botanical nomenclature,
add references, a glossary of local Spanish terms, and generally
render this classic work more practical for current usage.
248 pages, 87 line drawings, notes, bibliographies, remedy and general indices.
ISBN 1-889921-07-7 paper $14.95 US
In this Keats Good Herb Guide, I examine the physiology
of the kidneys, the patterns of stress that alter their function,
the underlying metabolic causes of urinary tract disorders, and
explain how they can be managed with prevention, proper diet and
the judicious use of some simple and safe herbs.
ISBN 0-87983-815-9 (paperback). $4.95 U.S.
Clinical Manuals by Michael Moore
If you don't feel like downloading my Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Manuals for free (we all get lazy sometimes), or you simply want a hardcopy (to replace the inkjet one you printed out and THEN spilled Earl Grey tea on and everything ran and ARNICA is surcharged with THUJA, only mirrored and upside down, and your dog ACTUALLY ate the rough draft of your Master's Thesis re: the effect of zenoestrogens on pet-shop guppies...and then ate two of your Control Groups...is THAT what's bothering you Bunkie??? WELL, LIFT UP YOU HEAD (Tarah-Tarah), etc.*), these all may be ordered directly from us here at the SWSBM, unless you forgot the subject of this sentence.
A brief outline of 400+ botanical medicines, giving preparation methods, strengths, media, and common adult dosages. 40 pp, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2.
A manual of differential therapeutics in 23 sections, with a cross-index of symptoms. Dose and media will be found in the Herbal Materia Medica. 40 pp, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
A concise manual for the health care professional, giving symptom pictures, dosages, side effects contraindications for 166 botanicals best used as tinctures. Preparations follow Herbal Materia Medica. 36 pp, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
A glossary of terms used in herbalism, medicine and physiology; descriptions, explanations and implications for involved wholistic and vitalist therapy, and a dictionary for terms used in the other manuals. 56 pp, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
Synergistic and Iatrogenic Potentials when some herbs are used concurrent with Medical Treatment or Medical Health Care. 20 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
Over 400 herbs, formulas and essential oils, with their specific clinical indications in Botanical Medicine. 48 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
Herbal formulas, compounds and recipes for the clinician and the adventurous. A diverse collection of formulations, ranging from constitutional tonics to cough syrups, suppositories to garam masala, tea blends to tooth powders, ointments to guarana fudge. 36 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
A concise approach to defining constitutional
imbalances by evaluating organ systems, patterns of stress, and
imbalances in fluid transport, discussing those herbs that will
strengthen any deficient functions, and explaining their physiologic
effects. The purpose of this manual is to outline a method of
using herbs to strengthen the person, NOT to treat their disease...a
sensible, wholistic way to use herbs as adjuncts to a primary
practice, and not simply as safer alternatives to drugs. A sample
patient questionaire, formula worksheet and record form are included.
There are 13 pages of graphs that provide a metabolic profile
for over 400 widely used herbs, showing their primary and secondary
effects on organ systems and on neuro-endocrine functions. Evaluating
these overt and covert effects can both prevent unwanted synergies,
and define iatrogenic potential from professional or OTC herb
formulas. 56 pages, 8 1/2 X 11, spiral bound.
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