Imprint :Healing Arts Press
Publication Date :25/08/2010
Additional Biblio Data :16pp col insert & 35 b&w ills
Total Pages :304
Dimensions :153 x 229
Format :Paperback / softback
Author :Timothy Lee Scott
INVASIVE PLANT MEDICINE
The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives
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The first book to demonstrate how plants originally considered harmful to the environment actually restore Earth's ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties
Most of the invasive plant species under attack for disruption of local ecosystems in the United States and Europe are from Asia, where they play an important role in traditional healing. In opposition to the loud chorus of those clamouring for the eradication of all these plants that, to the casual observer, appear to be a threat to native flora, Timothy Scott shows how these opportunistic plants are restoring health to Earth’s ecosystems. Far less a threat to the environment than the cocktails of toxic pesticides used to control them, these invasive plants perform an essential ecological function that serves to heal both the land on which they grow and the human beings who live upon it. These plants remove toxic residues in the soil, providing detoxification properties that can help heal individuals.
INVASIVE PLANT MEDICINE demonstrates how these “invasives” restore natural balance and biodiversity to the environment and examines the powerful healing properties offered by 25 of the most common invasive plants growing in North America and Europe. Each plant examined includes a detailed description of its physiological actions and uses in traditional healing practices; tips on harvesting, preparation and dosage; contraindications; and any possible side effects. This is the first book to explore invasive plants not only for their profound medical benefits but also with a deep ecological perspective that reveals how plant intelligence allows them to flourish wherever they grow.
• Explains how invasive plants enhance biodiversity, purify ecosystems, and revitalise the land
• Provides a detailed look at the healing properties of 25 of the most common invasive plants