“A practical guide to using medicinal herbs as well as a powerful reminder of our reciprocal relationship with the natural world.” —Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs
In Mountain States Medicinal Plants, Briana Wiles is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 120 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Nevada.
About the Author
Briana Wiles is a herbalist and wild plants expert. She teaches classes on foraging and medicinal plants. Wiles also runs Rooted Apothecary, which offers bulk herbs, herbal remedies, and her own line of body-care products made with foraged botanicals. Visit her online at rooted-apothecary.com.
“A practical guide to using medicinal herbs as well as a powerful reminder of our reciprocal relationship with the natural world. Briana Wiles inspires us to strengthen and treasure our ties to the healing medicine found in our local plants.” —Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal
“A bioregional delight—the best guide to identifying, harvesting, and using medicinal herbs of the western mountains since Michael Moore’s legendary works!” —Lisa Ganora, Director, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
“At last! Wiles presents an attractive and entertaining guide for utilizing native plants . . . The book is beautifully designed with copious color photographs to aid in plant identification and preparation.” —Choice
“A well-thought-out guidebook that covers how to identify, harvest, and use wild herbs in the Rocky Mountain Region. It’s extremely easy to use . . . covers all the basic rules without being overbearing.” —Outside Bozeman
“One of the best ways to learn how to use medicinal herbs.” —The Mountain Weekly News