The Untold History of Healing

The Untold History of Healing

Plant Lore and Medicinal Magic From the Stone Age to Present

Book - 2017
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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE & HERBAL REMEDIES. Takes the reader on a exciting, expansive journey of the history of medicine from the Stone Age to modern times, explaining that Western medicine has its true origins in the healing lore of Paleolithic hunters and gatherers, herding nomads, and the early sedentary farmers rather than in the academic tradition of doctors and pharmacists. This absorbing history of medicine takes the reader on a sweeping journey from the Stone Age to modern times, showing that Western medicine has its origins not in the academic tradition of doctors and pharmacists, but in the healing lore of Paleolithic hunters and gatherers, herding nomads, and the early sedentary farmers. Anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wolf D. Storl vividly describes the many ways that ancient peoples have used the plants in their immediate environment, along with handed-down knowledge and traditions, to treat the variety of ailments they encountered in daily life.
Publisher: Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781623170936
1623170931
Characteristics: 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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