For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown-director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School-tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on:
- How to use every part of the plant-leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots
- Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them
- How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors
- An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies
TOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDES: America's most popular nature reference books, Tom Brown's bestselling field guides are specially designed for both beginners and experienced explorers. Fully illustrated and comprehensive, each volume includes practical information, time-tested nature skills, and exciting new ways to rediscover the earth around us.