Identifying & Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Steve Brill,Evelyn Dean

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062029188

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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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.

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Steve Brill,Evelyn Dean

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780688114251

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 2122

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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.

The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook

Author: Steve Brill

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459623983

Category:

Page: 628

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Brill follows his Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (And Not So Wild) Places with this specialist volume aimed at cooking found and gathered produce. Stressing the need to forage safely and not eat any plant unless completely certain of its identification and that it's free of pesticides and herbicides, the author explains 'what makes wild food special' before describing methods of preparation and food types, winemaking and the wild food seasons. Main courses and desserts are intermingled so much so that it becomes hard to tell whether the ingredient is a main component or an enhancer. Filled with humorous anecdotes and small descriptions, almost every recipe relies on at least one foraged ingredient, though where possible Brill offers health store alternatives (while Monsieur Wildman's French Dressing calls for wild spearmint, he does suggest cultivated mint; unsweetened apple juice can be substituted for wild apples in Spiced Wild Apple Cider). In the end, the book will appeal to those who enjoy foraging in the wild as well as the vegetarian who is not only health- but also environmentally conscious.

Edible Medicinal and Non Medicinal Plants

Volume 8, Flowers

Author: T. K. Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9401787484

Category: Science

Page: 1024

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Volume 8 is part of a multicompendium Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants, on plants with edible flowers from Geraniaceae to Zingiberaceae (tabular) and 82 species in Geraniaceae, Iridaceae, Lamiaceae, Liliaceae, Limnocharitaceae, Magnoliaceae, Malvaceae, Meliaceae, Myrtaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Oleaceae, Onagraceae, Orchidaceae, Paeoniaceae, Papaveraceae, Plantaginaceae, Poaceae, Polygonaceae, Primulaceae, Proteaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae, Solanaceae, Theaceae, Tropaeolaceae, Tyhpaceae, Violaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae and Zingiberaceae in detail. This work is of significant interest to medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, botanists, agriculturists, conservationists and general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy; common/ vernacular names; origin/ distribution; agroecology; edible plant parts/uses; botany; nutritive/medicinal properties, nonedible uses and selected references.

Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal

A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants

Author: Michael Balick

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 160961805X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

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It turns out that Mother Nature is a brilliant chemist. Our ancestors have used indigenous herbs in daily life for thousands of years due to these plants' ability to heal and promote good health. Now modern science has identified the compounds that give herbs their medicinal qualities, scent, and flavor. The extraordinary diversity of herbal plants has the potential to improve our health and well-being, and we are wholeheartedly incorporating herbs, both fresh and dried, into our lifestyles—for well-being, healing, gardening, beauty, ceremony, and a richer, fuller life. Presented in three parts, Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal first explores the historical relationship between people and herbal plants and how it has evolved over time. In the second part, readers will delve into an A-to-Z encyclopedia of 180 of the most useful herbs from around the globe, not only familiar herbs like bilberry and nasturtium, but also cutting-edge herbs from other cultures, like red bush tea and maca, that are now available in the West. The final section highlights how herbs create a "fuller" life and features herbal cooking techniques, ways to use herbs for beauty and the bath, ideas for daily herbal use (such as green cleaning, fragrances, decor, smudging, and dyeing), gardening and growing how-tos (with illustrated garden designs), and advice for holistic herbal pet care.

Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging

Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild Plants

Author: Karen Monger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1634508890

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 5740

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Purchasing vegetables and leafy greens can become rather pricy. Moreover store-bought greens often contain unhealthy pesticides and chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Foraging for wild plants is a cost effective and healthy alternative. Harvested wild plants are cheaper, and much healthier with a significantly higher nutritional value than what you typically purchase in grocery stores contain. On top of that, harvesting your own plants will force you to get out, exercise, and explore the great outdoors, which is an excellent way to stay fit and spend time with your family. Written with novice foragers in mind, Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging, serves as a simplified guide to edible plants that can be found throughout North America, and includes a glossary of botanical terms. This all encompassing guide will teach you how to prepare for your first foray into foraging—what to bring and what to watch out for—and show you how to identify various edible wild plants native to your own backyard, the forest, fields and the sandy shores along lakes and beaches. With over 90 full color photographs and 20 recipes for soups, salads, muffins, desserts, and more, this book is a must have for anyone looking to save money and begin their first expedition into foraging.

Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada

Author: Ray S. Vizgirdas,Edna Rey-Vizgirdas

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874175356

Category: Nature

Page: 321

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The first comprehensive look at the many uses, from historical to pharmacological, of vascular plants found in the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest continuous mountain range in the United States. Covering about 20 percent of California's land base and part of western Nevada, it offers an exceptional variety of topographic relief and environmental conditions that allow for a high diversity of plant species, many of them endemic to the range. The Sierra contains over 50 percent of California's total flora, approximately 405 plant taxa native to the Sierra, and 218 taxa considered rare. Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada inventories the flora of the entire range and includes comprehensive descriptions of the plants; their traditional uses as food, medicine, or for making tools and other utensils; and their habitat; plus quick keys to help identify similar species. The authors' introduction describes the natural history and ecology of Sierra Nevada plants in terms of plant communities and life zones, addressing the impact of such variables as climate, elevation, soil, and precipitation. nutrition and human medicine, the classification of plants, and methods of collecting plant specimens and protecting rare species. The plant descriptions are accompanied by line drawings of each major species, and the book includes a table of Sierra Nevada habitats and their associated plants, along with a list of threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant species found in the range. Wild Plants of the Sierra Nevada is an essential guide for botanists, outdoors aficionados, and anyone interested in the intricate connections between plants, their environment, and our human species.

When Disaster Strikes

A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Prepping and Crisis Survival

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583238

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 9799

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Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios. In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable. Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Backyard Medicine

Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

Author: Julie Bruton-Seal,Matthew Seal

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626368694

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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With this “wonderful book all herbalists need,” you can learn to make your own teas, tinctures, poultices, and more (David Hoffmann, BSc FNIMH). Modern medicine is truly a blessing. Advances are made with astonishing speed every day, using both science and technology to make our lives longer and healthier. But if the era of modern medicine began less than two hundred years ago, how did people treat sickness and poor health before then? This book holds the answer. Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring over 120 easily made herbal home remedies and fully illustrated with nearly three hundred color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, and global applications of fifty common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines. Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for their home—and garden.

Die Kunst des Fermentierens

Eine tiefgreifende Erforschung grundlegender Konzepte und Prozesse aus aller Welt

Author: Sandor Ellix Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864452376

Category:

Page: 621

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The Wild Vegan Cookbook

A Forager's Culinary Guide (In the Field or in the Supermarket) to Preparing and Savoring Wild (And

Author: Steve Brill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1558325638

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

View: 7325

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A forager's culinary guide (in the field or in the supermarket) to preparing wild, natural foods, with 500 recipes. Our everyday environment is filled with delicious, organic, healthy sources of food. The Wild Vegan Cookbook will teach you how to take advantage, sustainably and safely, of the wild plants that thrive in local parks, woodlands, fields, and other open spaces, as well as the underuse natural foods increasingly available in markets. Foraging and natural-cooking expert and longtime vegan Steve Brill thoroughly explains how you can use nearly 150 wild American plants to create dishes that are good for you and taste great. More than 500 diverse recipes are organized by season and give non-foraging cooks excellent non-wild alternative ingredients. Brill has created a comprehensive, groundbreaking culinary reference that anyone can use to create wonderful food.

China Bayles' Book of Days

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627258

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop. Compiled by national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, remedies, and more, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.

A Guide to Plants of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Natural History Notes and Uses

Author: Ray S. Vizgirdas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 391

View: 3616

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A guide to the vascular plants of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks that covers plants best known to park visitors, including ferns, pines, and flowering plants such as lilies, grasses, and roses.

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America

Author: François Couplan,James Duke

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780879838218

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 584

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Discusses edible plant species, including etymology, location, uses of each part, history of the uses, medicinal uses, and possible toxicity.

Y2K Made Simple

A Natural Health Resource Guide

Author: Ned Vankevich

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781557252388

Category: Self-Help

Page: 205

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With the new millennium fast approaching, this timely resource guide for Y2K preparedness will help families and entire communities maximize their health and well-being during the hardships and shortages that may be generated by Y2K. The extensive, up-to-date resource lists of specific products and vendors provided in this book will make it easy to obtain supplies related to food, water, lighting, waste disposal, heating, and medical needs.