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Samoan herbal medicine

W. Arthur Whistler

Samoan herbal medicine

"o lā"au ma vai fofō o Somoa

by W. Arthur Whistler

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Published by Isle Botanica in Honolulu, Hawaii .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Samoan Islands.
    • Subjects:
    • Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Samoan Islands.,
    • Materia medica, Vegetable -- Samoan Islands.,
    • Traditional medicine -- Samoan Islands.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-100) and indexes.

      Statementby W. Arthur Whistler.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRM666.H33 W449 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination116 p. :
      Number of Pages116
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL825297M
      ISBN 100964542625
      LC Control Number95082217

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        Samoan herbal medicine: 'o lā'au ma vai fofō o Somoa by Whistler, W. Arthur. Publication date Topics Herbs, Materia medica, Vegetable, Traditional medicine Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive : About the Book “Today in Samoa a large segment of the population takes or is given Samoan herbal medicine sometime during their lifetime, especially during infancy and childhood. Thus, despite years of contact with Western culture and its medical traditions, Samoan herbal medicine is strong today, and does not appear to be in danger of.

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Samoan herbal medicine by W. Arthur Whistler Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is much more detailed than the Samoan section in the earlier Polynesian Herbal Medicine written by the same author.

Although Samoan Herbal Medicine lacks photographs of the plants themselves, many Samoan herbal medicine book these can be found in other books by Isle Botanica (e.g., Wayside plants of the Islands, Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore, and Cited by: Samoan Medicinal Plants vi NOTE Neither the publisher nor the authors accept responsibility for any effects that may arise from using the materials contained in this manual.

The information supplied in this book is purely anecdotal and is intended to serve as a reference guide to the commonly used medicinal plants in Size: 1MB.

To elucidate this poorly known facet of Samoan culture, the author undertook a study of Samoan herbal medicine, which involved interviews with over 30 local healers over a several-year span.

The book is divided into an introduction to Samoa (the islands, the culture and history, the flora of Samoa, and literature on Samoan medicine) and three. The book is much more detailed than the Samoan section in the earlier Polynesian Herbal Medicine written by the same author.

Although Samoan Herbal Medicine lacks photographs of the plants themselves, many of these can be found in other books by Isle Botanica (e.g., Wayside plants of the Islands, Flowers of Samoan herbal medicine book Pacific Island Seashore, and Brand: W.

Arthur Whistler. Herbal medicine is a part of virtually all cultures, and Tonga is no exception. However, several early visitors in the first decades of the 'European Era' in Tongan history noted the relatively minor use of herbal plants, especially in comparison with the adjacent Fiji Islands.

Whether or not this evaluation is true may never be learned, but Cited by: Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Samoan Herbal Medicine: O La'au ma Vai Fofo o Samoa () by Whistler, Dr.

Arth.4/5(1). Wayne Arthur Whistler (Octo – April 2, ) was an American ethnobotanist, academic and er, an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii's Department of Botany, was an expert on tropical flora of the Pacific Islands, especially Samoa and Tonga.

The book is much more detailed than the Samoan section in the earlier Polynesian Herbal Medicine written by the same author. Although Samoan Herbal Medicine lacks photographs of the plants themselves, many of these can be found in other books by Isle Botanica (e.g., Wayside plants of the Islands, Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore, and Brand: W Arthur Whistler.

Two systems of health care exist side by side in Samoa--Samoan medicine and Western medicine. Western medicine is centered in three hospitals--Moto'otua Hospital near Apia, Tuasivi Hospital on Savai'i, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa. There are also a series of rural clinics, especially on Savai'i, that are staffed by district nurses.

To elucidate this poorly known facet of Samoan culture, the author undertook a study of Samoan herbal medicine, which involved interviews with over 30 local healers over a several-year span. This book, “SAMOAN HERBAL MEDICINE” is the fascinating outcome of this Rating: % positive.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Whistler, W. Arthur. Samoan herbal medicine. Honolulu, Hawaii: Isle Botanica, (OCoLC) Document Type. chapter on Samoan herbal medicine includ ed in Polynesian Herbal Medicine (Whis tler ) that was based partially on sev eral interviews carried out in Samoa in the s.

A total of 25 healers were interviewed during the present research. (Another five or so were informally interviewed by the author several years earlier, but unfortu.

This book is aimed at students, plant conservationists, biodiversity specialists, doctors studying alternative medicine, and anyone who wants to learn about the rich Tongan culture and its herbal medicine heritage. Seventy-seven of the most commonly used medicinal plants in Tonga are described and arranged in alphabetical order by Tongan : HSA – Traditional Healers & Medicine.

This course is a study of Samoan traditional medicine, beliefs about the causes of illness, treatment, the role of the traditional healer (taulāsea), the use of herbal medicines, various kinds of massage (fofō) and the treatment of mental illness.

Ill-health to the Samoan healer is connected to. Perhaps because Samoan medicine includes widely accepted massage and less accepted herbal remedies, providers are divided on the impact traditional healing methods have on patient quality of life.

Yet, the largest percentage feels the effects are usually harmful, and nearly three out of four respondents have advised a patient to stop using Cited by: 4.

"Hawaiian Herbal Medicine stands alone as a landmark book. Never out of print, it uses extensive research, historical documents, and interviews with Native Hawaiians who were experts in their field.

The knowledge of many of these kahuna reaches back to ancient times when Hawaiian medical practices were based on rigorous : Stefanie Sasaki.

This book presents the traditional and modern medicines of Samoa. The islands, culture and history, flora, and literature on medicine of Samoa are described. A list of Samoan medicinal plants, along with their local, english and scientific names is by: Aug 5, - Explore sasuega's board "Samoan Books" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Books, Career goals and Samoan food pins. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Traditional Medicine & Herbal Remedies Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The presence of color photos will greatly assist those wanting to identify the medicinal plants, particularly those species discussed in the other books produced by Isle Botanica, such as Tongan Herbal Medicine and Samoan Herbal Medicine.

The book is not meant to be used as a practical guide for someone taking or administering medicine, since. Rister, R. () Japanese Herbal Medicine: The Healing Art of Kampo. Avery Tierra, M. () Planetary herbology: an integration of Western herbs into the traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic systems.

1st edn. Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press Whistler, A. W. () Samoan herbal medicine: ‘o lā’au ma vai fofō o Somoa. Honolulu, HI: Isle Botanica.Herbal medicine is a part of virtually all cultures, and the South Pacific islands that comprise Polynesian are no exception.

Even today herbal medicine is used at one time or another by a large percentage of the Polynesians living in Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, the Society Islands, Hawai'i, and New Zealand, especially during infancy and.PHOTO: My copy of Dr.

W. Art Whistlers book, Samoan Herbal Medicine: 'O La'au ma Vai Fofo o Samoa, (funded by Le Siosiomaga Society, Samoa) is an important work, preserving traditional herbal knowlege and practice that is/was slowly disappearing.5/5.