Echinacea

Nature's Immune Enhancer
By (author) Steven Foster

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Echinacea
Nature's Immune Enhancer
By (author) Steven Foster

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Pages : 160

Book Size : 5 x 7.75

ISBN-13 : 9780892813865

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : May 01, 1991

Format : Paperback Book

Echinacea provides both a contemporary and historical view of this important herb and its healing properties. Known as a non-specific stimulant to the immune system, it was highly valued in Native American medicine and was used more frequently than any other plant. Today, research shows clear scientific reasons for its effectiveness.
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About Echinacea


The plant group Echinacea (common name, purple coneflower) is known as a non-specific stimulant to the immune system. A native of this continent, it was highly valued in Native American medicine, where it had more applications than any other plant. Today, research shows clear scientific reasons for its effectiveness. Foster, a widely respected herbalist, provides both a contemporary and historical look at this important herb and its healing properties, and makes a plea for conserving and protecting it in the wild.

A portion of the author's proceeds will go to support Echinacea conservation efforts at the Ozark Beneficial Plant Project in Brixey, Missouri.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Nature's Immune Enhancer

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Universal Remedy of the Plains Indians
2. From Nostrum to Specific Medicine
3. Medicinal Uses of Echinacea by Eclectic Physicians
4. Modern Research and Future Potential
5. Preparations: Past and Present
6. Safety: Risks vs. Benefits
7. On the Farm and in the Garden: Cultivating Echinacea
8. Is It Echinacea? Substitutions and Adulteration
9. A Natural Insecticide for the Future?
10. Chemical Constituents
11. The Evolution of a Name: Wanderings in Taxonomic History
12. Characteristics of the Genus Echinacea: The Botanist's View
13. The Species : Identification and Distribution
14. The Need for Conservation: Is Time Running Short?
Plant and Seed Sources
Bibliography
Index
Author Bio
Herbalist, author, photographer, conservationist, and researcher, Steven Foster is renowned for his extensive work with Echinacea. He is the co-author of Herbal Emissaries and the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants, and author of Herbal Bounty-The Gentle Art of Herb Culture, Special Publications Editor for the American Botanical Council (Austin, Texas), and Associate Editor of Herbalgram.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Considering the popularity of this herb, its many safely documented uses, and Foster's excellent knowledge of his subject and entertaining writing style, this book should become an herbal best-seller."
HerbalGram

"One of America's most widely respected herbalists takes readers on a trip through the history, pharmacological uses, and the future of Echinacea."
Health Foods Business

"This well-researched book offers a wide range of information on this important plant. As always with any of this author's work, it is very well done."
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