161 color photos, 3 maps, 2 tables

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest
By Dara Saville



The Ecology of Herbal Medicine introduces botanical medicine through an in-depth exploration of the land, presenting a unique guide to plants found across the American Southwest. An accomplished herbalist and geographer, Dara Saville offers readers an ecological manual for developing relationships with the land and plants in a new theoretical approach to using herbal medicines.

Designed to increase our understanding of plants’ rapport with their environment, this trailblazing herbal speaks to our innate connection to place and provides a pathway to understanding the medicinal properties of plants through their ecological relationships. With thirty-nine plant profiles and detailed color photographs, Saville provides an extensive materia medica in which she offers practical tools and information alongside inspiration for working with plants in a way that restores our connection to the natural world.

Subjects: NatureMedicine

Contributor Bios
Dara Saville is the founder of and a primary instructor at Albuquerque Herbalism as well as the executive director of the Yerba Mansa Project, a local nonprofit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, focused on ecological restoration along the Middle Rio Grande.