Bookshelf: Urban Foraging

One of the authors of my favorite regional herbal medicine books (see blog post here) just put out a new book. Look up Urban Foraging by Lisa Rose. It’s in my shopping cart.

I like that the book covers plants that are common to many regions and that it explains basic botany terms, as well as how to identify the plant, the parts used, what it’s culinary uses are as well as medicinal ones, and suggested recipes.

It covers 50 plants including,

apple, artemisia, aspen, autumn olive

blackberry, burdock

catnip, chickweed, chicory, crabapple, currants

dandelion, daylily, dock

elder, field garlic

garlic mustard, ginko, goldenrod, ground ivy

honeysuckle, hyssop

Japanese knotweed

lamb’s quarters, lilac

monarda, mulberry

nettle, oak

pennycress, peppermint, persimmon, pine, plantain, prickly pear, purslane

raspberry, red clover, rose, Russian sage, spearmint, spruce, St. John’s wort, sunchoke, sweet clover

violet, wild carrot, wild grape, wood sorrel, yarrow

The nicest thing about this book, is that you don’t have to live in the wilderness to find these plants; you can find many of them even if you live in the city.

If you want to get your feet wet on making your own medicinal remedies, check out Homesteading Family’s free Herbal Medicine Webinar coming up this week on Wednesday, April 20, 2023 at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific. Carolyn always gives great information and answers your questions live.

Happy foraging and medicine making. 🌱

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