Wild Remedies : How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine - Rosalee de la Foret

Wild Remedies

How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine

By: Rosalee de la Foret, Emily Han

Paperback | 15 April 2020

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That's not a weed it's a healing meal Learn how to use wild plants for food and medicine in this illustrated guide from two expert herbalists.

Millions of people are interested in natural or alternative health but many of them are missing out on the most important ingredient: Nature itself

Wild Remedies inspires readers to rekindle their connection with nature by identifying, tending, and harvesting the plant medicine they find growing around them. Experts Rosalee de la For t and Emily Han explain the benefits of 25 commonly found wild plants, many of which are also easy to grow. Readers will also find a wealth of recipes, remedies, crafts, and activities to bring the healing and transformative powers of these herbs to life.

After reading Wild Remedies , readers will view their lawns, parks, community gardens, and other natural spaces in a whole new way. Instead of "weeds," they will see delicious foods like Dandelion Maple Syrup Cake, Nettle Frittata, and Mallow and Quinoa Patties. They will also begin to revel in nature's medicine chest as they make remedies like herbal oils, salves, teas, and more.

About the Author

Rosalee de la Forat is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and as an herbal consultant she helps people find natural solutions to their chronic health problems. She also teaches extensively about herbalism internationally and as the Education Director at LearningHerbs. Rosalee is the author of Alchemy of Herbs- Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal, as well as numerous articles, e-books, and two online courses- The Taste of Herbs and Herbal Cold Care.
Industry Reviews
I was intrigued and captivated from the very first paragraphs. Beautifully written, Wild Remediesabounds with plant lore, wisdom, and instruction. The authors have created a deeply thoughtful, insightful, and interactive book that enables readers to not only identify and forage wild foods but also to create a deepening relationship with nature and the world of plants. As an added bonus, the book is gorgeously illustrated with several photographs of each plant, making it easier to identify them through the seasons. And the recipes provided with each plant are out-of-this-world good! - Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist

Wild Remedies is a gorgeous book with tantalizing recipes for healthy foods and healing medicines. The authors go beyond mere consumption of herbs to nurture reciprocal relationships with plants and strengthen community connections. In effect, Wild Remedies is a prescription to heal people and planet together. - Thomas J. Elpel, author of Botany in a Day and Foraging the Mountain West

In Wild Remedies, Emily Han and Rosalee de la Foret accomplish the most important thing a book exploring herbalism can do: framing it not as simply the use of herbs and supplements, but as a craft rooted in a direct relationship between people, plants, and the land they live upon. With this book in your hands, the plants at your feet will open into a whole new world. - jim mcdonald, herbalist, www.herbcraft.org

I've been studying wild edible and medicinal plants for decades, and I learned a lot reading this book. So if you want to use some of our best medicinal wild plants, this book is a great choice.
- "Wildman" Steve Brill, author of Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places

Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han's seasonal, carefully thought out, and practical approach to common backyard wild medicinals will inspire budding and established herbalists alike. It approaches backyard herbalism to a depth rarely covered in herbals. I can't wait to share this book with students as required reading in my herb courses. - Maria Noel Groves, clinical herbalist at Wintergreen Botanicals and best-selling author of Body into Balance and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

In this must-have herbal resource, you'll find in-depth medicinal uses of two dozen plants, little-known plant-harvesting gems, insightful plant-identification and gardening tips, as well as refreshingly creative remedies and nutrition-packed recipes. Wild Remedies reads like a joyous love poem to the earth and gives us the compass for a much-needed regenerative model of harvesting and working with medicinal plants. - Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen

Wild Remedies is a truly holistic and comprehensive map for the journey of nature connection, people connection, and ultimately ourselves. - Jon Young, author, presenter and founder of 8 Shields

Rarely does a book take my breath away, but Wild Remedies had me in full swoon by the Table of Contents. With gorgeous illustrations, scintillating recipes, and detailed plant profiles, you'll be reaching for your harvesting basket with a newfound appreciation for the bounty and beauty of the green world. Emily Han and Rosalee de la Foret have concocted an herbal tour de force, destined to deepen your connection to backyard plants. - Juliet Blankespoor, director of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

Wild Remedies is an incredibly thoughtful, seasonally based forager's guide that empowers the reader to connect with plants and build a more reciprocal relationship with nature herself.
- Susan Leopold, executive director, United Plant Savers

Wild Remedies couldn't come at a more important time, as humanity's connection to nature is essential not only for the health of the planet but also for ourselves. This book is a calling for us to reforge our relationship to the living, healing intelligence of the earth through medicinal plants. Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han have gone beyond simplistic laundry lists of what herbs are 'good for' and instead paint a holistic picture for how the wholeness of the plant heals the whole person. - Sajah Popham, author of Evolutionary Herbalism

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