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by Terence McKenna,Nicole Maxwell

  • Author: 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.

When Nicole Maxwell first visited the Amazon more than forty years ago, she had no idea that she would make a life's work of the people, plants and lore to be found there. Decades before Americans became aware of the riches to be found in the knowledge of plant medicines which native shamans had passed down over thousands of years, Ms. Maxwell, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was scouring the Amazon ram forest for clues to this ancient medical tradition.

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

Kulabandis
This is a book I lost years ago and have been looking for it recently. I didn't know it had been reprinted and was so pleased to find it again. The author spent many years in the Amazon jungle finding and researching medicinal plants - first for drug companies and then on her own. To read about plants and herbs that do so much for health problems is fascinating. It is too bad that the drug companies lost interest, but the plants were in direct competition with their own drugs. I wish we could use them. I am sure side effects would be much less.
Carol Bess
Nikobar
Love this book. Great adventures inside!
Zuser
Ms. Maxwell gives a fascinating account of her efforts to collect medicinal plants -with their native cultural lore - in the 1940's. It gives an interesting, honest view of the amazon basin scene at that time, and the changes that were already occurring because of first world incursions.
Fenrikree
good story
Kadar
Perfect
Malalanim
Fast shipment and product as described. Thanks!
Diab
great. Wish I had met her!
she has a great attitude and reading her book was a joy, I wish she had written more books. fun read and look into the past
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