Healing plants were known and used both by Native Alaskans and early settlers. By applying this knowledge, and drawing on European and American traditions-- plus the most current scientific analyses-- Dr. Eleanor G. Viereck has created a book both useful and fascinating.
Common trees, flowers, and shrubs of Alaska and the Northwest, from alder to yarrow, are shown in beautifully rendered drawings. Dr. Viereck tells where to find each plant. She also discusses plant collecting in general and how to brew healthful herb teas. An illustrated glossary, cross-references to therapeutic uses of specific plants, and a thorough bibliography to complete this valuable contribution to plant lore.