Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places|
by Steve Brill (Author)
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.
About the Author
"Wildman" Steve Brill's nature tours of New York City's Central Park are widely
attended in the spring and throughout the summer. He is an educator,
broadcaster, and naturalist based in New York City.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; 1 edition (May 20, 1994)