Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health, including such common plants as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusion made with the leaves is good for stomach aches and disgestive disorders).
More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants -- many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than thirty recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature's bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.
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Wonderful referenceUser Review - JllTyl - Borders
I bought this book for my husband who wanted a usage reference for common wild plants here in southern Indiana. This book goes above and beyond my expectations. It covers common wild plants plus ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - misselainey - LibraryThing
indispensible book. this is not about expensive herbs from far away places- this is the stuff on your front lawn ,the nature that is all around us in such abundance that if only we could all see it ... Read full review