Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide
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He wrote the book to help us rediscover our forgotten plant heritage and how to use wild plants as food and medicine. Instead, you can download the accompanying PDF photo identification guide that includes multiple full-colour photographs of each plant to help make identification easy. He has been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine as well as in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph etc. While I have a huge interest in such things and appreciate his efforts, he's not took into consideration that we don't know what the plants he's taking about look like and he's not put this book together in a detailed manner; it's just sort of thrown together.
Please allow up to 10 working days for 2nd class mail to arrive, instead of the usual 3-5 days that we all used to be accustomed to.common namescientific namefamilyan easy to understand botanical descriptionmultiple full colour photos of each plantwhen the plant flowerswhere it is founda historical summarywhich parts of the plant to usehow the plant is used as foodits nutritional profileits traditional folk medicine usesand finally, safety notesFor over fifteen years I have experimented and explored the world of wild plants. Its a bit tricky trying to read it while looking at my phone while walking in the countryside looking for things I want to forage, all at the same time without falling over a log. Tell us why you liked or disliked the book; using examples and comparisons is a great way to do this.
This guide is here to help keep you safe, however, please ensure that you use multiple sources for identifying plants. However, the fact there were no images or illustrations really ruined it for me - it was hard to immerse myself in the book when I had to google every plant to see what it looked like.
Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. It just kinda falls flat in the reading experience if you can’t visualise what he is talking about, also not everyone has access and means to be able to download a guide, many households do not have internet access nor computers or laptops to download guides too. Each plant description tells us which parts of the plant can be used for food as well as how to use those parts. Alongside a growing want to try and use natural, rather than synthetic, methods to provide medicinal remedies and a general desire from a lot of us to get back to mature this book has come along at a great time. And provides plant lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants.
The author has spent fifteen years experimenting and learning about wild plants and how our ancestors used plants to nourish and heal themselves.I have enjoyed Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland, even as a reader who lives in the Southern Appalachians.