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Bottlebrush Press presents its 449-page book:
Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference Guide
to Medicinal Herbs, Human Ailments and Possible Herbal Remedies

by James Kedzie Sayre.

Are you looking for a reference book on medicinal herbs that contains detailed information on the good points and bad points of over twelve hundred herbs?

The first part of my book covers traditional and modern medicinal herbs from Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa and Asia. A short monograph on each herb includes a thumb-nail botanical description, food uses, spice uses, possible medicinal uses, toxicities and contra-indications (inadvisable uses), cultivation ranges and area origins.

The following link includes many sample medicinal and culinary herb entries ranging from Acacia to Zedoary including Aconites (2), Adder's Tongues (2), Agrimonys (2), Angelica, Black Cohosh, Chamomiles (2), Coffees (3), Fennel, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Garlic, Ginger, Ginsengs (4), Kava, Lemon Balm, Licorices (3), Mushrooms (3), Nightshades (4), Papaya, Passionflower, Peppermint, Pineapple, Rosemary, St. John's Wort, Saw Palmetto, Skullcaps (3), Soybean, Tea, Tea Trees (2), Tobacco, Willows (2), Yarrows (2), Yeasts (2) and others:

Sample medicinal herb entries including fifty major herbs and about fifty minor herbs

The second part of the book includes over one hundred and eighty human ailments, with a thumb-nail description, a listing of possibly useful vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements, and a listing of possible herbal remedies, along with lists of recommendations of the German Commission E and over two dozen other experts in the field of herbal medicine, ailment by ailment and herb by herb.

The next link includes some sample ailment and health entries including Aging, Anxiety, Athletes's Foot, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Back Pain, Bitters, Colds, Coughs, Depression (mild), Flu, Gout, Heart Problems, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Immune System Support, Indigestion, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, Menstrual Cramps, Migraine Headaches, PMS, Spring Tonics, Strewing Herbs, Tennis Elbow (computer mouse elbow), Tinnitus, Whitlows, Witches' Brews and Witches (folk protection against) Sample ailment entries plus possible herbal remedies

Preface, Introduction and more

About the book and the author

Book reviews

Thumb-nail sketches of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other dietary supplements Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other dietary supplements

The accompanying CD-ROM includes two hundred and sixty pages of additional information in the Word format. It is readable in both Windows and Macintosh OS formats. It includes etymologies and folknames for the twelve hundred medicinal herbs along with some technical glossaries. and other information. CD-ROM

Ordering the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book

Bottlebrush Press has also published the North American Bird Folknames and Names book

Book reviews and image of front cover The North American Bird Folknames and Names book

Preface Preface

Introduction Introduction

Etymology of Bird Names Etymology of Bird Names

British Bird Name Origins including etymologies for chaffinch, dotterel, gyr falcon, lapwing, rook, skua, starling, stork, swan, tit, weaver finch and wheatear British Bird Name Origins

North American Bird Name Origins including etymologies for albatross, ani, avocet, bobolink, cardinal, cuckoo, flamingo, flicker, goatsucker, gull, hawk, hummingbird, ibis, jay, mallard, man-'o-war, meadowlark, mockingbird, owl, pelican, roadrunner, robin, sapsucker, shrike, sparrow, titmouse, vulture, warbler, waxwing and woodpecker North American Bird Name Origins

Several sample listings of the folknames and names for North American birds including Loon, Anhinga, Frigate Bird, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Ducks, Turkey Vulture, Hawks, Ruffed Grouse, Turkey, Coot, Killdeer, Woodcock, Puffin, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Smooth-billed Ani, Roadrunner, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Night Hawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Flicker, Pilieated Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, Horned Lark, Blue Jay, Gray Jay, Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Robin, Hermit Thrush, Mockingbird, Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing, Starling, Black-and-white Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole and others Several sample listings of the folknames and names for North American birds

The Flicker is the North American champion bird in terms of have the most folknames recorded. The Flicker is the North American champion bird in terms of have the most folknames recorded

Ordering the North American Bird Folknames and Names book

Sighting of The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Ivory-billed Woodpecker

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Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to Email the author at sayresayre@yahoo;com.

Bottlebrush Press has maintained its presence on the Internet since 1996.

This web page was recently created by James K. Sayre.

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Web page last updated on 27 February 2006.