National Geographic’s guide to medicinal plants introduces 150 of the most popular plants and herbs used as dietary supplements, among them aloe, ephedra, ginkgo, and peppermint.
This volume provides an A-Z listing of plants by common name. Information about each plant covers a two-page spread and includes traditional and current medicinal uses, common and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and preparation, research, and caution alerts. Color photographs, botanical illustrations, and range maps accompany the text, while sidebars offer interesting facts about biology, nomenclature, history, or folklore that add to a better understanding of the plant and its healing properties. Regional essays on the healing plants of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, China, Europe, India, North America, the Middle East, and Oceania provide insightful glimpses into the fascinating range and diversity of local health practices from around the world while also revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal–medicine practitioners play in the lives of their patients. Reference tools include a glossary, Latin name index, and subject index.
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The Kavu Chillba Hat is made for people who spend long summer days on the water. It’s lightweight, unique and provides excellent protection from the sun. Worn by fishing guides everywhere. This hat is made for any person who enjoys those long, hot summer days but not the sunburn that so often accompanies them.
- Light weight and very breathable, attaches to your head with a mesh and adjustable KAVU webbing inner cap allowing the breeze to cool you as you drift.
- DWR treated nylon fabric makes water bead off the Chillba.
- The closed cell foam core holds the hat’s shape and this hat will keep it afloat through even the most daunting rapids.
- The adjustable chin strap, with cord lock, keeps the hat on your head in the windiest conditions.
- Designed to protect your entire head, neck, and upper torso from harmful UV rays.
- One size fits most.
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Bike through biting winds and rain in comfort, the Cyclone Shoe Cover’s AmFIB water resistant, breathable insulating cover to keeps your feet dry, while still allowing them to breathe. The soft Microfleece lining provides a layer of warm insulation and wicks moisture away from your feet so that they remain dry from within. The three-panel anatomically designed cover fits snugly over your shoe for a bulk free ride, while rear three-quarter-length zipper with finger loops make it is easy to pull the cover on and off quickly. The rubber sole creates extra durability, with a cleat cutaway for a perfect fit with external cleat road shoes. Reflective element on the cover adds to visibility for lowlight and nighttime riding.
Like all Pearl Izumi products the Cyclone Shoe Covers have a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, that excludes failures from accidents, misuse, improper care, or normal wear. Pearl Izumi recommends reading the product care label carefully, and washing the covers with additive free detergents that don’t have fabric softeners, perfumes, or any other additive type product as detergents with additives leave “surfactants” behind on a fabric’s fibers that inhibit the technical performance. Hang dry the covers or dry them on a low or warm setting. Never use a hot setting or a commercial dryer as this will damage the fabric’s performance.
- AmFIB stretch and block laminate
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- Reflective element for visibility
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- Locking zipper
- Velcro closure
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