The Boreal Herbal
Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North...
..is 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.
Author Beverley Gray has also included dozens of healthy and delicious recipes, including Wild-Weed Spanakopita, Dandelion Wine, and Cranberry-Mint Muffins.
"This is not a book. It is a prayer. It is a psalm. It is a window into the past. It is a glimpse of the future. It is awesome beauty. It is roots digging deep and flowers flying free. It is fact and fancy, medicine and myth. If you open it, you will have to buy it, for this is a feast you will want to eat slowly, to savor, to relish, to return to again and again. A great guide to green blessings in green ways written by a true wise woman."
—Susun S Weed, herbalist, author: Wise Woman Herbal Series