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Polynesian herbal medicine

W. Arthur Whistler

Polynesian herbal medicine

by W. Arthur Whistler

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Published by National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Polynesia.
    • Subjects:
    • Materia medica, Vegetable -- Polynesia.,
    • Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Polynesia.,
    • Traditional medicine -- Polynesia.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-224) and indexes.

      StatementW. Arthur Whistler.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRM666.H33 W448 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 238 p. :
      Number of Pages238
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1488344M
      ISBN 100915809168
      LC Control Number93159283

      Hawaiian Health Care Ancient Polynesian immigrants to Hawai'i brought a number of plant species with them, most of which were primarily intended for use as medicines. More importantly they brought a wealth of knowledge about healthy lifestyles and medicinal uses of plants that are widely found (indigenous) across the central Pacific region. Dr. Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., author of "The Natural Medicine Chest," says it's important to shore up our immune systems whenever there is a threat of a viral invasion. "The best approach is to do all you can do to help support the immune system since it controls our ability to fend off illness, whether it be a deadly disease, or even the common cold Author: Lynn Allison.

      Healing Hawaiians in ancient times followed a healthy lifestyle that included a well-balanced and nutritious diet, physical fitness achieved through both labor and sport, and a fastidious attitude toward personal hygiene. The first Westerners to visit the Islands remarked on Hawaiians' grace and strength, bright teeth and general cleanliness. The Journal of Herbal Medicine is a peer reviewed journal which aims to serve its readers as an authoritative resource on the profession and practice of herbal content areas of the journal reflect the interests of Medical Herbalists and other health professionals interested in the clinical and professional application of botanical medicines.

      These plants may have been more than just food and medicine to early humans—through their healing powers, plants may have represented a connection to the supernatural world. At year-old burial site of a Neanderthal man, researchers found eight species of flowering plants—laid there, some surmise, to fortify the man as he. Whistler has published numerous scientific articles about plants, as well as ten books, including Tropical Ornamentals: a Guide (, published by Timber Press), Plants in Samoan Culture (), Polynesian Herbal Medicine (), Tongan Herbal Medicine (), Samoan Herbal Medicine (), Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore (


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Polynesian herbal medicine by W. Arthur Whistler Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although several books Polynesian herbal medicine book been published on herbal medicine in Polynesia, these are either limited in geographic scope (mostly to Hawai‘i) or are unscientific in basis. Restricting the study of herbal medicine to a single Polynesian island or archipelago is a disadvantage because the early accounts of medicinal practices are so by: Although Samoan Herbal Medicine lacks photographs of the plants themselves, many of these can be found in other books by Isle Botanica (e.g., Wayside plants of the Islands, Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore, and Polynesian Herbal Medicine).

The book is not meant to be used as a practical guide for someone taking or administering herbal medicine, since the information was collected with the understanding of the healers Cited by: Although several books have been published on herbal medicine in Polynesia, these are either limited in geographic scope (mostly to Hawai‘i) or are unscientific in basis.

Restricting the study of herbal medicine to a single Polynesian island or archipelago is a disadvantage because the early accounts of medicinal practices are so sketchy. Polynesian herbal medicine. [W Arthur Whistler] -- ""The aim of this book is to present a picture of past and present Polynesian medicinal plants.

Although several books have been published on herbal medicine in Polynesia, these are either limited in. Hawaiian Herbal Medicine stands alone as a landmark book. Never out of print, it uses extensive research, historical documents, and interviews with Native Hawaiians who were experts in their field.

The knowledge of many of these kahuna reaches back to ancient times when Hawaiian medical practices were based on rigorous training/5(9). First published by Island Heritage in in a deluxe limited edition, Gutmanis' book takes both a practical, an anthropological, and an historical view of the practices of Hawaiian herbal medicine/5(7).

Although Samoan Herbal Medicine lacks photographs of the plants themselves, many of these can be found in other books by Isle Botanica (e.g., Wayside plants of the Islands, Flowers of the Polynesian herbal medicine book Island Seashore, and Polynesian Herbal Medicine). The book is not meant to be used as a practical guide for someone taking or administering herbal medicine, since the information was collected with the understanding of the healers.

Castor Oil * Coconut oil * Kava-Kava * Kukui Nut Oil * Noni * Tamanu Oil *. Polynesia, from the Greek, many islands, is a grouping of over 1, islands scattered is the South Pacific.

The Polynesian Island cultures share much in common, including the plants, herbs and trees used for food, medicine and religious celebrations. POLYNESIAN HERBAL MEDICINE by W. Arthur Whistler, Ph.D. The use of medicinal plants dates to prehistoric times when ancient people found that ingestion or application of certain herbs and barks was effective in treating some of the ailments that plagued them.

This book is aimed at ethnobotany students, doctors studying herbal medicines, and anyone who wants to learn something about Tongan culture and its herbal medicine heritage.

The book is much more detailed than the Tongan section in the earlier Polynesian Herbal Medicinewritten by the same author. All in all the book is a great reference for anyone looking for more information on traditional Polynesian medicine.

80 pages of the book have been digitized for use in the Ethnomathematics Digital Library (EDL), a program of Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL).4/5.

Plants in Hawaiian Medicine Call Number: DUK73 Written by Hawaii's beloved Beatrice Krauss, an ethnobotanist who dedicated her life to the study of Hawaiian plants, this book covers the medicinal uses and preparation of 30 native plants.

Beautiful artwork by Hawaiian illustrator Martha Noyes compliments the : Stefanie Sasaki. Rongoā Māori is the traditional Māori healing system. This ancient lore, including plant use, massage, and incantations, has been passed down through many generations.

In traditional Māori medicine, ailments are treated in a holistic manner with: spiritual healing. the power of karakia. the mana of the tohunga (expert) by the use of herbs. The Complete Herbal. To which is now added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult qualities physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind: to which are now first annexed, the English physician enlarged, and key to Physic.

RS: Medicine: Pharmacy and materia medica. This book brings together his observations on 43 New Zealand plants and the health problems they were used to treat, colourfully interspersed with anecdotal evidence and beautifully illustrated with watercolours and engravings.

Much of the information was told to the author by kuia and kaumatua over 40 years ago. Plants in Hawaiian Medicine Call Number: Hawaii Pacific DUK73 Written by Hawaii's beloved Beatrice Krauss, an ethnobotanist who dedicated her life to the study of Hawaiian plants, this book covers the medicinal uses and preparation of 30 native plants.

Beautiful artwork by Hawaiian illustrator Martha Noyes compliments the : Stefanie Sasaki. The greater part of the book is devoted to the cyclopaedic dictionary of medicinal and other herbs, with their natural order, botanical and common names and synonyms, their habitats, distinctive features, the parts employed and the therapeutic properties, with uses and dosage.

The better-known herbs, and those which are more commonly seen inFile Size: KB. Another important plant in Hawaiian herbal medicine, 'olena, or turmeric rhizome, is widely used throughout Asia as an anti-inflammatory medicine.

It’s what gives curries their yellow color. In fact, 'olena means “yellow” in the Hawaiian language, and it was often used as a dye for tapa, or cloth. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Traditional Medicine & Herbal Remedies Books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The literature on Polynesian medicine is extensive. Most ethnographic works on a given locality contain information on medical practices. One of the latest works on Polynesian medicine, Parsonscontains examples of most of the points I mention as well as a good on: RELIGION AND MEDICINE IN POLYNESIA.

Polynesian Herbal Medicine Polynesia rather than in a single archipelago because so much can be learned from the similarities among the various Polynesian cultures. Food As Medicine.Herbal medicine in the Marquesas Islands. A literature search was performed on Premna species based on books of herbal medicine, major scientific databases including Chemical Abstract, Pubmed.shiatsu, tai chi, and herbal medicine are from the Chinese and Japanese who migrated to Hawaii.

In a study investigating the use of Hawaiian healing practices, Chang () interviewed 25 Hawaiian health practitioners on the island of O’ahu.

The practitioners using Cited by: 2.