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.
Rosalee de la Forat is a Registered Herbalist with the
American Herbalists Guild, and as an herbal consultant she helps
people find natural solutions to their chronic health problems. She
also teaches extensively about herbalism internationally and as the
Education Director at LearningHerbs. Rosalee is the author of
Alchemy of Herbs- Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and
Remedies That Heal, as well as numerous articles, e-books, and
two online courses- The Taste of Herbs and Herbal Cold Care.
Websites- www.herbswithrosalee.com and www.learningherbs.com
Emily Han is a Los Angeles-based forager, wildcrafter, drink maker, and history lover on a mission to bridge modern-day herbalism and beverages. She is an expert in food preservation and apprenticed with the acclaimed cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello. She blogs at EmilyHan.com and is the founder of LA Food Swap and co-founder of Food Swap Network. She was a longtime contributor at The Kitchn and she has been interviewed by New York Times, Sunset Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Yoga International, and Urban Farm, among others.
I was intrigued and captivated from the very first paragraphs.
Beautifully written, Wild Remediesabounds with plant lore,
wisdom, and instruction. The authors have created a deeply
thoughtful, insightful, and interactive book that enables readers
to not only identify and forage wild foods but also to create a
deepening relationship with nature and the world of plants. As an
added bonus, the book is gorgeously illustrated with several
photographs of each plant, making it easier to identify them
through the seasons. And the recipes provided with each plant are
out-of-this-world good! - Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist Wild
Remedies is a gorgeous book with tantalizing recipes for healthy
foods and healing medicines. The authors go beyond mere consumption
of herbs to nurture reciprocal relationships with plants and
strengthen community connections. In effect, Wild Remedies
is a prescription to heal people and planet together. - Thomas J.
Elpel, author of Botany in a Day and Foraging the
Mountain West In Wild Remedies, Emily Han and Rosalee de
la Foret accomplish the most important thing a book exploring
herbalism can do: framing it not as simply the use of herbs and
supplements, but as a craft rooted in a direct relationship between
people, plants, and the land they live upon. With this book in your
hands, the plants at your feet will open into a whole new world. -
jim mcdonald, herbalist, www.herbcraft.org I've been studying wild
edible and medicinal plants for decades, and I learned a lot
reading this book. So if you want to use some of our best medicinal
wild plants, this book is a great choice.
- "Wildman" Steve Brill, author of Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han's seasonal, carefully thought out, and practical approach to common backyard wild medicinals will inspire budding and established herbalists alike. It approaches backyard herbalism to a depth rarely covered in herbals. I can't wait to share this book with students as required reading in my herb courses. - Maria Noel Groves, clinical herbalist at Wintergreen Botanicals and best-selling author of Body into Balance and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies In this must-have herbal resource, you'll find in-depth medicinal uses of two dozen plants, little-known plant-harvesting gems, insightful plant-identification and gardening tips, as well as refreshingly creative remedies and nutrition-packed recipes. Wild Remedies reads like a joyous love poem to the earth and gives us the compass for a much-needed regenerative model of harvesting and working with medicinal plants. - Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen Wild Remedies is a truly holistic and comprehensive map for the journey of nature connection, people connection, and ultimately ourselves. - Jon Young, author, presenter and founder of 8 Shields Rarely does a book take my breath away, but Wild Remedies had me in full swoon by the Table of Contents. With gorgeous illustrations, scintillating recipes, and detailed plant profiles, you'll be reaching for your harvesting basket with a newfound appreciation for the bounty and beauty of the green world. Emily Han and Rosalee de la Foret have concocted an herbal tour de force, destined to deepen your connection to backyard plants. - Juliet Blankespoor, director of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Wild Remedies is an incredibly thoughtful, seasonally based forager's guide that empowers the reader to connect with plants and build a more reciprocal relationship with nature herself.
- Susan Leopold, executive director, United Plant Savers Wild Remedies couldn't come at a more important time, as humanity's connection to nature is essential not only for the health of the planet but also for ourselves. This book is a calling for us to reforge our relationship to the living, healing intelligence of the earth through medicinal plants. Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han have gone beyond simplistic laundry lists of what herbs are 'good for' and instead paint a holistic picture for how the wholeness of the plant heals the whole person. - Sajah Popham, author of Evolutionary Herbalism