Synopses & Reviews
For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether youre planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know.
Learn how to
Forage for wild plants and herbs and identify edible berries
Treat a variety of ailments and illnesses, from colds to heart disease and more
Distinguish between edible and nonedible parts of plants
Moderate your intake of certain plants and herbs to avoid physical illness
Make delicious desserts, herbal teas, and other healthy recipes
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge into an affordable and portable book. With this updated guide, you'll discover how to identify and gather more than 100 of the most nutritious wild plans and useful herbs in the contiguous United States, prepare delicious recipes using your wild harvest, determine the identity of poisonous plants and poisonous look-alikes, and take charge of your personal health by making wild plants and herbs a part of your diet.
About the Author
Jim Meuninck is a biologist and counselor who, for more than thirty years, has studied the use of wild plants as food and medicine in North America, Europe, Central America, Japan, and China. Jim is president of Media Methods, Inc., a publishing company specializing in ethnobotanical media. He lives on the shores of Eagle Lake, in Edwardsburg, Michigan.