Hawaiian Plant Books
Plants In Hawaiian Medicine: Written by Hawaii's beloved Beatrice Krauss, an ethnobotanist who dedicated her life to the study of Hawaiian plants, this book covers the medicinal uses and preparation of 30 native plants. Beautiful artwork by Hawaiian illustrator Martha Noyes compliments the text. Plants in Hawaiian Medicine was the winner of the 2002 Ka Palapala Po okela Award for Excellence in Hawaiian Culture.
Plants of Old Hawaii is a book about the twenty major plants the original Hawaiians brought with them from the South Pacific around A.D. 450 when they settled the Hawaiian Islands. The book includes illustrations by Joan Fleming of each plant and its flower and fruit, as well as plants descriptions, habitats, uses, legends, and proverbs. A poem about each plant and its uses by Julie Williams, a classroom teacher at the Kamehameha Schools, enhances the factual information provided by the author and will delight the reader.
Plants in Hawaiian Culture: The first people who settled the group of islands now known as Hawaii had neither metal nor ceramic clays for pottery. Thus, their dependence on plants, both wild and cultivated, was paramount. This book is concerned with the culture of the Hawaiians before the first-known contact with foreigners, and with the interrelation of the people and their plants.