Medicinal Plants of South Africa

Medicinal Plants of South Africa

A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients. This second edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The book includes: * Detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way. Each entry includes the following information: a description of the plant, the plant parts used, medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, active ingredients and pharmacological effects. * In addition, each entry includes a distribution map and a diagram of the chemical structure of the main active ingredient * More than 500 excellent photographs of the plants, plant parts used and products * Introductory chapters on, among others, cultural aspects of healing, methods of collection and storage, methods of preparation and administration * A plant list according to ailments * A glossary, detailed index and comprehensive references for further reading This remarkable book is a must for anyone with an interest or involvement in health care and botany.

  • ASIN: 1875093370

Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams

Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams

A Teaching Memoir That Crosses the Barriers Between Worlds   A shaman is one who has learned to move between two worlds: our physical reality and the realm of spirits. For John Lockley, shamanic training also meant learning to cross the immense divide of race and culture in South Africa.   As a medic drafted into the South African military in 1990, John Lockley had a powerful dream. “Even though I am a white man of Irish and English descent, I knew in my bones that I had received my calling to become a sangoma, a traditional South African shaman,” John writes. “I felt blessed by the ancient spirit of Africa, and I knew that I had started on a journey filled with magic and danger.” His path took him from the hills of South Korea, where he trained as a student under Zen Master Su Bong, to the rural African landscape of the Eastern Cape and the world of the sangoma mystic healers, where he found his teacher in the medicine woman called MaMngwevu.   In Leopard Warrior, John shares a gripping account of his experiences and the wisdom he learned over years of training. Here he invites you to discover:   • Powerful insights into the spiritual tradition of the Xhosa lineage of South Africa—the tribe of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu • Ubuntu—a core concept for recogn...

  • ASIN: 1622039033

Healing Roots: Anthropology in Life and Medicine (Epistemologies of Healing)

Healing Roots: Anthropology in Life and Medicine (Epistemologies of Healing)

Umhlonyane, also known as Artemisia afra, is one of the oldest and best-documented indigenous medicines in South Africa. This bush, which grows wild throughout the sub-Saharan region, smells and tastes like "medicine," thus easily making its way into people's lives and becoming the choice of everyday healing for Xhosa healer-diviners and Rastafarian herbalists. This "natural" remedy has recently sparked curiosity as scientists search for new molecules against a tuberculosis pandemic while hoping to recognize indigenous medicine. Laplante follows umhlonyane on its trails and trials of becoming a biopharmaceutical - from the "open air" to controlled environments - learning from the plant and from the people who use it with hopes in healing.  

  • Brand: Laplante Julie
  • ASIN: 1782385541

Book of Herbs: The Medicinal and Culinary Uses of Herbs in South Africa

Book of Herbs: The Medicinal and Culinary Uses of Herbs in South Africa

  • ASIN: 1868121097

Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa (Feminist Technosciences)

Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa (Feminist Technosciences)

Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the global North, it is known as a natural appetite suppressant, a former star of the booming diet industry. In Reinventing Hoodia, Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of Indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation.Using a feminist decolonial technoscience approach, Foster argues that although patent law is inherently racialized, gendered, and Western, it offered opportunities for Indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, and Hoodia growers to make unequal claims for belonging within the shifting politics of South Africa. This radical interdisciplinary and intersectional account of the multiple materialities of Hoodia illuminates the co-constituted connections between law, science, and the marketplace, while demonstrating how these domains value certain forms of knowledge and matter differently.

  • ASIN: 0295742186

100 Edible & Healing Flowers: Cultivating, Cooking, Restoring Health

100 Edible & Healing Flowers: Cultivating, Cooking, Restoring Health

Margaret Roberts shares her secrets for creating an edible garden that will not only nurture and heal the body with the health-giving plants it produces, but will also be a place of beauty to nurture the soul. Each plant is dealt with in detail, with advice on the best conditions for growing it, and how to harness its healing and culinary potential. The recipes are easy to prepare and range from health-boosting soups and salads to mouth-watering desserts and party fare. And there's a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic preparations, from teas and tonics to creams and lotions. Beautifully presented and packed with information.REVIEWS "Roberts offers this colorful encyclopedia of herbs and flowers with descriptions of their therapeutic and culinary uses. A thumbnail table of contents and enthusiastic introduction precede a guide to planning, compost, mulching, and propagation of plants. The flowers and herbs are then covered in alphabetical order, with entries discussing history, cultivation, and medicinal use, and providing recipes for medicinal, cosmetic, and food items that include it. A therapeutic quick reference in the back matches plants to ailments, in addition to flower and recipe indices."Protoview (previously known as Book News), 2014/06"Margaret Roberts is a well-known...

  • Brand: Roberts Margaret
  • ASIN: 1775840379

The Source: The Story of an Indigenous Healing Center in Remote South Africa

The Source: The Story of an Indigenous Healing Center in Remote South Africa

"The Source: Tshisimane is the thrilling account of surgeon David Cumes' encounter with the indigenous medicine of South Africa, his birthplace. Initiated as a sangoma or native healer, Cumes learned to integrate ancestral insights with modern medicine. I know of no more fascinating personal journey among modern medical practitioners than this--a blend of courage and wisdom that are rare in any age. Cumes is equally at home with leopards stalking his wilderness retreat, and the halls of a modern hospital. David Cumes is a modern hero--someone who has ventured into unknown territory, faced great challenges, and who returns to share his hard-earned wisdom. For anyone interested in psychological and spiritual growth, this is a must-read. But it should come with a warning: This book may change forever your idea of how the world works." Larry Dossey, M.D.

  • ASIN: 1641369027

Medicinal Plants of South Africa

Medicinal Plants of South Africa

Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert / 9781875093090 / / Engels / English / Anglais / Englisch / hard cover / 18 x 25 cm / 304 .pp /

  • ASIN: B003WL0YY6

Zulu Medicinal Plants: An Inventory

Zulu Medicinal Plants: An Inventory

This inventory of nearly 1000 plants used in Zulu traditional medicine is based on a survey dating from the late-19th century to the present. It is augmented by Tony Cunningham's investigation of the medicinal plant trade in Natal/KwaZulu, material gathered in interviews with traditional healers, and Anne Hutchings's preliminary herbal history survey of hospital patients.

  • ASIN: 0869808931

Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of South and East Africa

Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of South and East Africa

  • ASIN: 0443005125
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