Witch Doctor's Apprentice: Hunting for Medicinal Plants in the Amazon ePub download
by Terence McKenna,Nicole Maxwell
- ISBN: 1567313035
- ISBN13: 978-1567313031
- ePub: 1895 kb | FB2: 1562 kb
- Language: English
- Category: South America
- Publisher: Fine Communications; 3rd edition (March 1, 1999)
- Pages: 399
- Rating: 4.3/5
- Votes: 162
- Format: azw docx doc lit
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Witch Doctor's Apprentice book. Nicole Maxwell went to Peru by herself back in the days when women didn't go many places on their own. She flew to Peru, and then she entered into the jungle with little more of a plan then to gather medicinal plants.
Witch-Doctor's Apprentice is an inspiring and amusing plea to modern civilization to save these plants - and the people who know how to use them - before they are destroyed forever.
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Nicole Maxwell reported 1990 in her book that Dr. Wolfram Wiemann in Nuremburg, Germany treated over 100 kidney stone patients with chanca piedra from Peru and found it to be 94% successful in eliminating stones within a week or two.
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Gollancz London 1962. Burgundy cloth, map eps, photographs, 353pp. Jacket - tears, chipped, creased, rear panel grubby. Australian Tax on Low Value Imported Goods (LVIG) exempt.
Now, on the eve of the decade in which mankind will have its last chance to determine the fate of this region and its wealth of traditional knowledge, Citadel Press's Library of the Mystic Arts is proud to bring out a newly revised edition of this classic work. Long hailed as one of the major works of popular ethno-medicine, this book is both an engaging adventure story and an engrossing account of the traditions of plant medicine to be found among the tribes of Amazonia -- and its re-release could not be more timely.
Scientists now fear that one plant species per day is being made extinct by man's ravenous appetite for "progress". Of the plants which are found only in the Amazon rain forest, only a tiny percentage have been tested for their full medical possibilities. Witch-Doctor's Apprentice is an inspiring and amusing plea to modern civilization to save these plants -- and the people who know how to use them -- before they are destroyed forever.
On the occasion of this newly revised edition, Ms. Maxwell has created an appendix which catalogs all of the plants mentioned in the text, with their scientific names, the names by which they are known locally, and their medicinal uses. This edition also includes a newintroduction by the noted ethno-botanist Terence McKenna.
"A spirited and engrossing personal narrative, as much about people and places, discomforts and dangers, the beauty of the jungle and the arc-leap of wordless communication across cultural barriers, as it is about... bringing natu