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The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North
by Beverley Gray

The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North 
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  An indispensable guide to identifying and using northern plants for food and medicine.

Whether you're hiking in remote areas or gardening in your backyard, this easy-to-use handbook will help you recognize and use fifty-five common wild plants that have extraordinary healing properties.

With The Boreal Herbal you will learn how to soothe pain with willow, staunch bleeding with yarrow, treat a urinary-tract infection with bearberry, and create a delicate and uplifting skin cream from sweetgrass.

Also included are dozens of healthy and delicious recipes, including Wild- Weed Spanakopita, Dandelion Wine, and Cranberry-Mint Muffins.

The Boreal Herbal features:

- Profiles of dozens of herbs, berries, and trees found in the northern boreal forest: including information on their habitat, harvest times, medicinal applications, as well as food uses, cosmetic uses, and spiritual uses

- Full-colour photographs and botanical illustrations of each plant profiled in the book for easy identification

- Instruction on how to gather and preserve wild plants

- More than 200 recipes: teas, tinctures, powders, flower essences, topical treatments, beverages, jams and jellies, baked goods, soups, entrées, and much more

- Safety tips for harvesting and using edible and medicinal wild plants, including information on calculating dosage and plant-specific cautions

- A resource section for people interested in starting up a non-timber forest-products business

- Botanical and medicinal glossaries, an index, and handy reference charts

Author Beverley Gray is a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and an award-winning natural health-product formulator. She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Quantity:12 item(s) available
Weight:1.00 kg
Price: CDN$ 44.95 (US$ 43.74)
Author:Beverley Gray
Publisher:CCI Press
Publication Date:2011
Pages:440 pp
Size/Dimensions:8 x 10 inches


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