Herbal Medicine with a Wild History

  • Kelly Kindscher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kelly Kindscher
    Pages 1-5
  3. Cultural Use

  4. Botany

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Kelly Kindscher, Rebecca Wittenberg
      Pages 37-45
    3. Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 47-54
    4. Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 55-80
  5. Wild Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 109-123
  6. The Medicine and the Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Congmei Cao, Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 127-145
    3. Jeanne Drisko, Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 147-163
    4. Maggie Riggs, Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 165-175
    5. Rachel Craft, Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 177-187
  7. Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Robyn Klein, Kelly Kindscher
      Pages 191-205

About this book


This work provides detailed overviews and offer new insights into the biology, life histories, cultivation, markets, legal protection, chemistry and medical use of Echinacea species. The extensively detailed maps in this text are the most accurate of any produced, based on verified herbarium records.The information on ethnobotanical uses of Echinacea species, and especially E. angustifolia, is the most thorough and well-documented on the topic to date. Along with sharp analysis, the text develops and outlines conservation recommendations for all of the species of Echinacea.


Botany Conservation Biology Economic Botany Ethnobotany Plant Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly Kindscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Kansas Biological SurveyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18155-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18156-1
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