Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia

By Olivia Lewis
Paperback: $17.00 • ISBN: 9778-1-60419-098-4

Summary

Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia is a botanical primer focusing on the therapeutic herbs that grow in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions. Originally conceived as a small personal reference guide, this book expanded over time into a compendium of medicinal and nutritional information covering dozens of plants. Clearly written, it fully describes the medicinal uses and warnings associated with each plant, while also providing detailed sketches and color paintings to further aid in their identification in the field. Many authoritative experts on herbal medicine are also referenced, pointing to additional resources for inspiration and guidance.

About the Author

Olivia Lewis is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Her previous book was an edition of Two Little Savages by Ernest Thompson Seton, which she co-edited (Axios for Young People, 2010).

About the Illustrator

Lara Call Gastinger is a botanical artist and illustrator living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project, and received her master’s degree in Plant Ecology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Introduction

Plants

Alfalfa

Beebalm, Wild Bergamot

Black Birch

Black Walnut

Blackberry

Blueberry

Burdock

Catnip

Chickweed

Chicory

Cleavers, Bedstraw

Coltsfoot

Dandelion

Dock, Curly or Yellow

Elder

Evening Primrose

Fennel

Flax

Garlic, Wild

Ginseng, American

Greater Celandine

Hawthorn

Hops

Horsetail

Jewelweed

Mallow, Common

Mullein

Nettle, Stinging

Oak

Oats

Passionflower

Peppermint

Pine

Plantain

Red Clover

Scullcap

Self-heal

Sheep Sorrel

Shepherd’s Purse

Slippery Elm

St. John’s Wort

Strawberry, Wild

Sweetflag, Calamus

Violet

Willow, White

Wintergreen

Witch Hazel

Yarrow

 

Reference List

Index