Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Steven Foster and Rebecca Johnson
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Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine provides an essential source of information and imagery on humankind's vast experience with medicinal plants - traditions, descriptions, distribution, history, science, and cautions. Current research is turning up medicinal properties in everything from pomegranates, used as a contraceptive in the ancient world, to the antioxidant benefits of chocolate, to the liver function-enhancing value of dandelions. Who knows? The next cure for cancer or the next treatment for AIDS may not be hidden in the rain forests of the Amazon. It may come from your own back yard.