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Messages from the gods : a guide to the useful plants of Belize / Michael J. Balick, Rosita Arvigo ; illustrations by Francesca Anderson.

Author/Creator:
Balick, Michael J., 1952- author.
Publication:
New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (554 p.)
Subjects:
Medicinal plants -- Belize.
Traditional medicine -- Belize.
Healers -- Belize.
Ethnobotany -- Belize.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Despite its small size, Belize is one of the most ecologically diverse nations in Central America. Over 3,400 species of plants can be found here, within six different ecological life zones. Because of this, Belize is paradise for ecotourists, hosting over 300,000 visitors annually, who enjoy the natural habitat and friendly people of this nation. Many of the plants of Belize have a long history of being ""useful,"" with properties that have served traditional herbal healers of the region as well as modern medicinal applications. With Messages from the Gods: A Guide to the Useful Plants of Bel
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND""; ""The Setting""; ""Origins of the Belize Ethnobotany Project""; ""Project Objectives""; ""Traditional Healing in Belize""; ""Methodology""; ""2 TRADITIONAL HEALERS, BUSHMASTERS, & THEIR SACRED REALM""; ""The Discovery of Therapeutic Plants""; ""Generalist and Specialist Healers in Belize""; ""Culture- Bound Syndrome (Culturally Specific Illness) in Belize""; ""Preparation of Plant Medicines""; ""The Vanishing Medicine Chest""; ""Profile of a Traditional Healer�s Practice: Don Eligio Panti""
""Foods as Therapies""""Poisons That Heal""; ""Psychoactive Species""; ""Solving a Mystery�Capoche""; ""3 TRADITIONAL HEALERS, BUSHMASTERS, & THEIR BACKGROUNDS""; ""Juana and Antonio Cuc""; ""Barbara Fernandez""; ""Thomas Green""; ""Winston Harris""; ""Don Eligio Panti""; ""Andrew Ramcharan""; ""Percival Hezekiah Reynolds""; ""Hortense Robinson""; ""Leopoldo Romero""; ""Beatrice Waight""; ""Juana Xix""; ""IN THEIR OWN WORDS""; ""Thomas Green""; ""Winston Harris""; ""Don Eligio Panti""; ""Percival Hezekiah Reynolds""; ""Hortense Robinson""; ""Leopoldo Romero""; ""Beatrice Waight""
""Juana Xix""""THE UNBROKEN CHAIN""; ""4 PLANTS OF BELIZE & THEIR USES IN ANCIENT & CONTEMPORARY TIMES: AN ETHNOBOTANICAL COMPENDIUM""; ""NON-FLOWERING PLANTS""; ""Ferns and Fern Allies""; ""Gymnosperms""; ""FLOWERING PLANTS""; ""Monocotyledons""; ""Dicotyledons""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Arvigo, Rosita, author.
Anderson, Francesca, illustrator.
ISBN:
0-19-935913-X
0-19-996574-9
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