Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Paperback ISBN: 0425100634
For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies
A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
Paperback ISBN: 0892814985
First published in German by Wilhelm Schmid, Nuremburg, 1855, and here translated by Hedwig-Schleiffer, with a foreword by Martin Haseneier (an authority on Von Bibra) and technical notes by Jonathan Ott (an ethnobotanist). Von Bibra drew on his own travel experiences as well as writings of his predecessors to examine the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of the world's major stimulants and inebriants. He devotes a full chapter to each of 17 plants, ranging from coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerful narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. Witty, engaging, and intellectually open. Available from Healing Arts Press, Inner Traditions International, 1 Park St., Rochester, VT 05767. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Book of Outdoor Gardening
Paperback ISBN: 0761101101
A guide to organic, natural, and resource-conscientious gardening covers such areas as feeding the dirt, composting, heirloom vegetables, optimizing floral fragrance, and working without chemicals. Original. Tour.