Coverage for the southwestern states
The Greater Southwest, low to middle elevation, is primarily covered by this title; specially the desert and chaparral parts of Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, southern California, southern Nevada, and southern Utah. Readers interested in higher/more northerly regions (Pine, Aspen, and snow in the winter), will be better served by Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States.
Preparations, dosages, and cautions
Explained is each plant’s choice preparation/s, and of equal importance, dosage recommendation. Additionally, a dedicated cautions section discusses potential toxicity issues related to pregnancy, nursing, pre-existing illness, and/or co-mingled pharmaceutical use.
Indexes and helpful appendices
Supporting the main text is a therapeutic index (disfunction to medicinal plant cross-reference), glossary of terms, and bibliography. The comprehensive general index references nomenclature, medicinal terminology, phytochemicals, towns, states, and other nouns of interest.
First published in 2006, Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest continually expands with new research and additional monographs every 2-4 years. The latest inclusions are Bouvardia, Red betony, and Texas Ranger.