Some Useful Wild Plants: A Foraging Guide to Food and Medicine From Nature

Some Useful Wild Plants: A Foraging Guide to Food and Medicine From Nature

by Dan Jason

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Overview

With over forty years since its original printing, and over 30,000 copies sold, this bestselling guide still remains a trusted and much-consulted reference for those interested in identifying, foraging and growing wild plants for food and medicine. Now Some Useful Wild Plants is back in print for a new generation of foragers and herbalists.


Some Useful Wild Plants contains sections on useful herbs, trees, berries and seaweeds, as well as commentary on avoiding poisonous species. Pick the young tender leaves of orach, salsify and miner's lettuce for a delicious and vitamin-rich spring salad or stir-fry. Concoct a cherry bark and licorice fern syrup to soothe a sore throat. Repel insects naturally using sage oil or vanilla leaf. From alder to yarrow, each featured plant has useful descriptors for identification and details on how to harvest, as well as how the plant is traditionally used for medicine by First Nations, pioneers and contemporary herbalists. Clear line drawings are provided to assist foragers in accurate identification. Directions are included for the preparation of ointments, salves, poultices, compresses and tinctures.


Dan Jason also addresses sustainability when foraging to ensure that harvesting supports the continuous growth of the plant and the natural environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550177916
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Publication date: 06/03/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DanJason lives on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he founded the mail-order seed company Salt Spring Seeds. He has written many bestselling books about growing and preparing food sustainably, including most recently The Power of Pulses (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016, with Hilary Malone and Alison Malone Eathorne).

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