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Fifty top healing plants

May 02nd, 2016

Ardent naturalist, Dr. Kumi, provides a reference guide to 50 of the most commonly used medicinal plants in Plants That Heal: A Guide to Understanding Phytomedicines and Aromatic Plants (Plantamedica Publishing 2011). The book is designed for both consumers and health care professionals and contains approximately 100 full color photographs and line drawings.  The advice provided concerns the utility and safety in medicines of plant origin.

Dr. Kumi is a biomedical scientist who specializes in pharmacology and therapeutics, and natural product medicine. Aside from his scientific research activities is an avid hiker and a nature buff. He is passionately involved with issues concerning biodiversity conservation and our deteriorating environment. His three other published books are: Trees and Shrubs of Pacific North America (Plantamedica Publishing 2011), Common Flora of Western North America (Plantamedica Publishing 2011), and  For Nature’s Sake, Keep the Earth Smiling (Plantamedica Publishing 2011).  9780987711267

One Response to “Fifty top healing plants”

  1. Hi I am reading For Nature’s Sake Keep the Earth Smiling. It’s fantastic! Thank you for writing such a great book.

    Kiersten Brookes

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