Why will The Boreal Herbal be your favourite? It’s packed full of so much easy, useable information!
I just love thumbing through it and looking at all the colour photographs of the plants and the things you can do with them.
If you’re just starting out in using herbs then this has a lot of information that you will find helpful and do-able. It’s not a book that just says, this plant is good for this or that. This book takes you through the how. With tips on harvesting, storage, preservation of wild plants, your , how to make herbal medicines, and how to use wild plants for cooking.
Fifty three different plants, nearly all of which grow here in Alberta, are covered in this book.
Decoctions, salves, teas… oh my! And then there’s the food recipes, such as Dandelion-Petal Cake, smoothies, soups… Oh dear! I think I just drooled on the keyboard.
Even the back, the part where so many people don’t look, is full of useful .things. Like “Botany Basics”, “Herbal Usage Chart”, “Medicinal Actions Chart”, and a “Vitamin Chart”.
If you don’t have this book already, you want it!
You can get it here.