Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland
Hi, I'm Robin Harford, bestselling author of Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland.
My book covers forty-eight plants and includes multiple colour photographs for easy plant identification.
I wrote this book to help you rediscover our forgotten plant heritage. To learn how to use wild plants as food and medicine.
For over fifteen years, I have experimented with and explored the world of wild plants. Uncovering how our ancestors used plants to nourish and heal themselves.
I’ve spent countless hours digging through scientific papers and reading hundreds of books.
I even went so far as to be nomadic for over a year. During this time, I followed the seasons and plants around the highways and byways of these isles.
My book is considered an invaluable addition to any forager, herbalist, gardener, horticulturist or naturalist’s library. And provides plant lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants.
- A brief history of each plant
- Which parts of the plant to use as food
- Past and present food uses
- Nutritional breakdown
- Traditional folk medicine uses
- Safety notes and contraindications
- Multiple full-colour photos of each plant
- An easy botanical description
- When the plant flowers
- Where to find the plant
- Plus, much more!
Which Plants Are Included?
Alexanders, Black Mustard, Bramble (Blackberry), Brooklime, Burdock, Charlock, Chickweed, Chicory, Cleavers (Goosegrass), Common Glasswort (Samphire), Common Mallow, Common Sorrel, Cow Parsley, Cuckooflower (Lady’s Smock), Curly Dock, Daisy, Dandelion, Fat-hen, Garlic Mustard, Ground Elder, Ground Ivy, Himalayan Balsam, Hogweed, Horseradish, Lesser Celandine, Meadowsweet, Mugwort, Navelwort, Pennywort, Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage, Oxeye Daisy, Primrose, Red Clover, Ribwort Plantain, Rosebay Willowherb (Fireweed), Scurvygrass, Sea Aster, Sea Beet, Sea Purslane, Selfheal, Smooth Sowthistle, Stinging Nettle, Sweet Violet, Three-cornered Garlic (Three-cornered Leek), White Dead-Nettle, Wild Angelica, Wild Garlic (Ramsons), Wood Avens (Herb Bennet) and Yarrow.
|Dimensions:||A5 (14.8 x 21 cm)|