Voted one of the Top 10 books in 2000 by the Vermont Book Publishers Association.
A collective endeavor by United Plant Savers, featuring America's most respected and well-known herbalists.
Contributors include Don Babineau, Tim Blakley, Mark Blumenthal, Jane Bothwell, Stephen Harrod Buhner, David Bunting, Richo Cech, Tane Datta, Shatoiya and Rick de la Tour, Ryan Drum, Doug Elliott, Steven Foster, Cascade Anderson Geller, Kate Gilday, Rosemary Gladstar, James Green, Pamela Hirsch, Christopher Hobbs, Sara Katz, Kathi Keville, Robyn Klein, Richard Liebmann, Brigitte Mars, Pam Montgomery, Nancy and Michael Phillips, Janice J. Schofield, Joanne Marie Snow, Deb Soule, Paul Strauss, Gregory L. Tilford, Krista Thie, Susun S. Weed, David Winston, Martin Wall, Matthew Wood.
While the renaissance in the U.S. botanical market is positive in many respects, medicinal plant populations are suffering from loss of habitat and overharvesting, and many bestselling herbs are now at risk including echinacea, American ginseng, goldenseal, Hawaiian wild kava, and wild yam. The authors share their extensive experience with using and growing thirty-three of these popular herbs and include suggestions for creating your own private herbal sanctuary--whether a city balcony, suburban backyard, or rural retreat. Full-color photographs will inspire experienced and novice herb users alike to protect and cultivate these remarkable healing plants. Readers will also find out how to use herbal analogues for at-risk plants--other medicinal herbs that provide the same benefits and exist in plentiful amounts--and learn ways to make their herbal purchases a vote for sustainability. Planting the Future shows us how we can participate in the land stewardship, habitat protection, and eco-friendly consumption that will ensure an abundant, renewable supply of medicinal plants for future generations.
All author royalties will be used for replanting native medicinal herbs on a 370-acre botanical sanctuary in Ohio.
Foreword Richard Liebmann, N.D.
Introduction Rosemary Gladstar
What You Can Do to Make a Difference Rosemary Gladstar
Creating Botanical Sanctuaries Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac.
Wise Old Plants Robyn Klein
The American Extra Pharmacopoeia David Winston
Flower Essences Kate Gilday and Shatoiya de la Tour
Arnica Brigitte mars
Black Cohosh Richo Cech
Calamus Root Don Babineau
Cascara Sagrada Richo Cech
Echinacea Steven Foster
Eyebright Sara Katz
American Ginseng Kathi Keville
Goldenseal Mark Blumenthal
Goldthread Nancy and Michael Philips
Helonias Root Deb Soule
Kava Tane Datta
Lady's Slipper Orchid Rosemary Gladstar
Lobelia Cascade Anderson Geller
Lomatium Krista Thie
oregon Grape Ryan W. Drum, Ph.D.
Osha Gregory L. Tilford
Partridgeberry Susun S. Weed
Pipsissewa Stephen Harrod Buhner
Pleurisy Root Joanne marie Snow
Slippery Elm Paul Strauss
Spikenard Kate Gilday
Stoneroot Martin Wall
Sundew Janice J Schofield
Trillium Pamela Hirsch
Venus's-Flytrap James Green
Virginia Snakeroot Doug Elliott
Whit Sage Jane Bothwell
Wild Indigo David Bunting
American Wild yam Richo Cech
Yerba Mansa Tim Blakley
Yerba Santa Shatoiya and Rick de la Tour
Appendix 1: Sea Vegetables Ryan W. Drum, Ph.D.
Appendix 2: Concern for European Medicinal Plants Cascade Anderson Geller
Appendix 3: Planting Guides and Resources
About the Authors
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