Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest


  • 392 pages (Paperback)
  • Reissue edition (August 1, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0977133370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977133376
  • LCCN: 2011906043
  • Printed and bound in the USA


Covering more than 160 southwestern plant medicines, within 102 profiles, Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest describes each plant’s medicinal use, therapeutic indication, geographic range, botanical characteristics, chemical composition, preparation, dosage, and cautions. A comprehensive preparation segment includes instruction on the making and use of teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, ointments, oils, washes, fomentations, and other modes of application. Readers will also find the therapeutic index, glossary, bibliography, and general index valuable additions. 112 color photos further assist the reader in plant identification.

Plant list: Acacia, Aloe, Antelope Horns, Baccharis, Beargrass, Beebrush, Bird of Paradise, Bouvardia, Bricklebush, Brittlebush, Buttonbush, California Poppy, Caltrop, Camphorweed, Canadian Fleabane, Canyon Bursage, Canyon Walnut, Chaste Tree, Chinchweed, Clematis, Cocklebur, Copperleaf, Cottonwood, Creosote Bush, Crownbeard, Crucifixion Thorn, Cudweed, Cypress, Datura, Desert Anemone, Desert Barberry, Desert Cotton, Desert Lavender, Desert Milkweed, Desert Willow, Dogweed, Elder, Elephant Tree, Filaree, Flat-Top Buckwheat, Globemallow, Golden Smoke, Greenthread, Hopbush, Jojoba, Jumping Cholla, Juniper, Kidneywood, Leadwort, Limberbush, Mallow, Manzanita, Marsh Fleabane, Mesquite, Mimosa, Mormon Tea, Mountain Marigold, Night Blooming Cereus, Ocotillo, Passionflower, Penstemon, Periwinkle, Pipevine, Poliomintha, Poreleaf, Prickly Pear, Prickly Poppy, Puncturevine, Purple Gromwell, Ratany, Rayweed, Red Betony, Sage, Sagebrush, Scouring Rush, Senna, Snakeweed, Soapberry, Spanish Needles, Sumac, Syrian Rue, Tamarisk, Tarbush, Texas Ranger, Tobacco, Tree of Heaven, Trixis, Trumpet Flower, Turpentine Bush, Velvet Ash, Verbena, Western Black Willow, Western Mugwort, Western Peony, Wild Lettuce, Wild Licorice, Wild Oats, Wild Rhubarb, Wolfberry, Yerba Mansa, Yerba Santa, Yucca.

Additional information

Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 in