Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine

Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine

by Rosalee de la Foret, Emily Han


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That's not a weed-it's a healing meal! Learn how to use wild plants for food and medicine in this illustrated guide from two expert herbalists.

Millions of people are interested in natural and holistic health, yet many are missing out on the key ingredient: Nature itself!
Rekindle your connection with the earth as you craft your own herbal medicine with 75 delicious recipes and powerful healing remedies. Herbalists Rosalee de la Forêt and Emily Han expertly guide you through the benefits of two dozen of the most important and commonly found wild plants-many of which you can easily grow in your own garden, if foraging isn't right for you. Detailed illustrations and beautiful photography ensure that you won't make a plant-identification misstep as you learn how to tend and properly harvest the plant medicine growing right in your own neighborhood.
After reading Wild Remedies, you'll never look at your backyard, a public park, or any green space in the same way again. Instead of "weeds," you'll see delicious foods like Dandelion Maple Syrup Cake, Nettle Frittata, and Chickweed Pesto. You will revel in nature's pharmacy as you make herbal oils, salves, teas, and many more powerful remedies in your own kitchen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401956882
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 6,262
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rosalee de la Forêt loves to inspire people to connect with nature and herbs in their everyday life. She is the best-selling author of the book Alchemy of Herbs, the education director for LearningHerbs, and a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. See more herbal inspirations at HerbsWithRosalee.com.

Emily Han's work as a naturalist, herbalist, writer, and educator focuses on intersections of nature, culture, and food. She is the author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails, the communications director for LearningHerbs, and co-founder of the International Food Swap Network. Emily is a Certified California Naturalist and Master Food Preserver. To learn more, visit EmilyHan.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Part I Creating Your Foundation 1

Chapter 1 The Power of Plant Medicine 2

Chapter 2 Getting to Know Where You Live 10

Chapter 3 Wildcrafting Principles 20

Chapter 4 Wildcrafting Practice 30

Chapter 5 Botany Basics 46

Chapter 6 Plants in the Kitchen 58

Chapter 7 The Joy of Reconnection: Living Deeply with the Seasons 70

Part II Spring 77

Chapter 8 Chickweed 79

Chapter 9 Dandelion Leaf and Flower 91

Chapter 10 Wild Mustard 103

Chapter 11 Nettle 115

Chapter 12 Plantain 129

Chapter 13 Violet 139

Part III Early Summer 149

Chapter 14 Elderflower 151

Chapter 15 Mallow 161

Chapter 16 Mint 171

Chapter 17 Prickly Pear 181

Chapter 18 St. John's Wort 195

Chapter 19 Yarrow 207

Part IV Late Summer 217

Chapter 20 Apple 219

Chapter 21 Blackberry and Raspberry 231

Chapter 22 Elderberry 243

Chapter 23 Mullein 255

Chapter 24 Purslane 267

Part V Autumn 277

Chapter 25 Burdock 279

Chapter 26 Dandelion Root 293

Chapter 27 Echinacea 301

Chapter 28 Rose Hip 313

Part VI Winter 323

Chapter 29 Citrus 325

Chapter 30 Cottonwood 335

Chapter 31 Evergreen Conifers 345

Chapter 32 Willow 361

Afterword: What if Everyone Wildcrafted? 370

Metric Conversion Chart 372

Glossary 373

Recommended Resources 377

Endnotes 379

Index 387

Acknowledgments 398

About the Authors 401

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