Charles W. Kane
Lincoln Town Press
PO Box 5472, Oracle, AZ 85623
9780977133321, $24.95, www.amazon.com
The use of plants for health problems arising from injuries and illnesses is as old as the human race. The modern pharmaceutical industry continues to send its researchers out into the jungles and forests of the world in search of plants that can be applied to our medical benefit. Now Charles W. Kane has written "Herbal Medicine: Trends And Traditions", a 327 page compendium detailing essential and core information with respect to herbal medicine, including one hundred of the most popular herbal medicines utilized today. With each entry organized alphabetically, the featured plants include their preparation technique, including tinctures, fluid extracts, ointments, salves, syrups, and more. Nicely illustrated with the inclusion of more than fifty photographs in full color, "Herbal Medicine" is enhanced for the reader with the inclusion of four informative appendices, an extensive bibliography, a glossary, and a comprehensive index. Also available in a hard cover edition (9780977133338, $79.95), "Herbal Medicine" is a core addition to any personal, professional, community, and academic library Health & Medicine reference collection. Also very highly recommended is Charles Kane's previous publication "Herbal Medicine Of The American Southwest" (9780977133307, $29.95).