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TABLE of CONTENTS;Echinacea: Herbal Medicine with a Wild HistoryTitle PageDedicationTable of Contents
Forward by Steven FosterPreface by Kelly KindscherAcknowledgementsChapter 1 Introduction by Kelly Kindscher I. Cultural useChapter 2 Uses of Echinacea angustifolia and other Echinacea species by Native Americans of the Great Plains by Kelly Kindscher Chapter 3 Cultivation of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea by Maggie Riggs and Kelly Kindscher II. Botany Chapter 4 Naming and classification of Echinacea species - by Kelly Kindscher and Rebecca Wittenberg Chapter 5 Biology and ecology of echinacea by Kelly Kindscher Chapter 6 A species-by-species overview by Kelly Kindscher III. Wild populations Chapter 7 One hundred twenty years of Echinacea angustifolia harvest in the Smoky Hills of Kansas by Dana Price and Kelly Kindscher Chapter 8 Threats to wild echinacea populations by Kelly Kindscher IV. The medicine and the market Chapter 9 The Medicinal Chemistry of Echinacea species by Congmei Cao and Kelly Kindscher Chapter 10 Research on Echinacea species use in western medicine by Jeanne Drisko and Kelly Kindscher Chapter 11 The Echinacea market - by Maggie Riggs and Kelly Kindscher Chapter 12 The Media and echinacea Sales and Use by Rachel Craft and Kelly Kindscher V. Conservation Chapter 13 Legal protection of Echinacea and other medicinal plant species by Robyn Klein and Kelly Kindscher Chapter 14 Recommendations regarding the conservation status of echinacea by Kelly Kindscher Chapter 15 Appendix A: Science in Action: a model for monitoring Echinacea populations by Kelly Kindscher and Dana Price Vignettes (to be inserted by chapter, see Kindscher-Vignettes Table of Contents)Index

About the Author

Kelly Kindscher, PhD, is a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey and a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas. His research specialties are plant community ecology, conservation biology, restoration ecology, botany, and ethnobotany. He is known as a passionate speaker for the wild-wild prairies, wild plants, and wild landscapes.


"This is a scientific book that offers a comprehensive yet readable survey of several scientific and practical aspects of the genus Echinacea ... . As a unique feature, many of the topics are based on the authors' own research, fieldwork experiences, etc. ... This is a volume that bridges the past and future of Echinacea species, a dependable source of information that surely deserves a place in scientific libraries." (Akos Mathe, Economic Botany, Vol. 71 (1), 2017)

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