Nature heals! This compact field guide introduces readers to 26 common Canadian wild plants with extraordinary healing properties. Use arnica blossoms to heal muscle inflammation, improve digestion with chickweed and soothe a toothache with yarrow root--learning to identify and use wild medicinal plants is both fascinating and useful.
Each plant profile includes a colour photograph, identification and habitat information, as well as medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses. Skilled herbalist Beverley Gray also includes tips on how to sustainably gather and safely use beneficial wild plants.
About the Author
Beverley Gray is a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural health practitioner and author of the bestselling and awardwinning book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North (Aroma Borealis Press, 2011). She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop and lives in Whitehorse, Yukon.