Minnesota Historical Society

Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest

$ 29.95


The potential benefits of wild plants for human health and well-being are wide-ranging. But knowing which plants to use, and how, for edible and medicinal purposes requires a deep understanding of the characteristics and qualities of these species in the wild. Whether you are seeking an herbal remedy for a specific ailment or simply want to make the most of the natural bounty that surrounds us, you need look no further than this groundbreaking study.

Collected here are insightful tips and detailed descriptions relating to the edibility and healing potential of one hundred wild plants of the upper Midwest. Drawing on his expansive personal experience as well as more than a thousand scientific and ethnobotanical studies, author Matthew Alfs offers tips on foraging for and identifying the plants growing in the region’s fields, meadows, and woods. He provides detailed lists of plants for specific physiological functions and offers instruction for processing the plants to maximize their edible and medicinal properties. Now in its third edition, the book includes fullcolor photos, a glossary, and an extensive resource list to supplement the plant descriptions, making it the ultimate resource to the edible and medicinal aspects of wild plants of the upper Midwest.

Matthew Alfs is a clinical herbalist, educator, consultant, and founder of the Midwest Herbs & Healing clinic and the Midwest School of Herbal Studies. A prolific author and journalist, he has written articles for such journals as Medical Herbalism, Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, and Herb Quarterly. He is also the author of the book 300 Herbs: Their Indications & Contraindications, as well as a 1500-page curriculum in herbalism for the Midwest School of Herbal Studies.Alfs lives in New Brighton, Minnesota.
    • Format: Paperback, 384 pages, 
  • 175 color photos, glossary, notes, index, appendixes, tables, bibliography, 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Publisher: Minnesota HIstorical Society Press (October 6, 2020)
  • ISBN: 9781681341750

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