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Stalking the healthful herbs  Cover Image Book Book

Stalking the healthful herbs / Euell Gibbons ; with drawings of plants by Raymond W. Rose.

Gibbons, Euell. (Author).


Describes the characteristics and uses of wild herbs, and recounts the author's experiences exploring nature.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0911469060
  • ISBN: 9780911469066
  • Physical Description: xiv, 301 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Putney, Vt. : A. C. Hood, 1989, c1966.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : D. McKay, 1966.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Those green things -- What's an herb to do with? -- Wild horseradish as medicine, condiment, and cosmetic -- Witch-Hazel : most familiar of all herbal medicines -- Comforting composites : boneset, coltsfoot, and yarrow -- Wild lettuce : a vegetable tranquilizer -- Medicine and magic from wormwood -- Elecampane, horseheal, or elf dock -- For courage : borage, star-flower, or beebread -- Comfrey, knitbone, or healing herb -- Nature's vitamin pill : the common blue violet -- The fragrant wild mints -- Beating the cats to the catnip -- Those healthful herbs -- Ground-ivy or gill-over-the-ground -- The wild and woolly horehound -- Common garden sage gone wild -- How to have a wild thyme -- Did you ever eat a pine tree? -- Stalking the slippery elm -- The common stinging nettle -- Marsh-marigold or American cowslip -- Goldthread, canker-root, or mouthroot -- Wild carrot, bird's-nest or Queen Anne's lace -- Ginseng : more precious than gold -- How to eat a rose -- Hawthorn or red haw -- The useful chickweed -- The versatile vibumums -- Those marvelous mallows -- Listen to the basswood tree -- Jewelweed or wild touch-me-not -- Medicinal Christmas decoration -- Cleavers or goosegrass -- Great mullein or velvet dock -- Curled dock : weed or fine food? -- What I do with the blaspheme-vine and Indian cucumber -- Jack-in the-pulpit or Indian-turnip -- The odorous skunk-cabbage -- Chufa or nut-grass -- Just how good are wild foods? -- Capturing wild perfumes.
Subject: Herbs > United States.
Medicinal plants > United States.
Wild plants, Edible > United States.
Herbs > Canada.
Medicinal plants > Canada.
Wild plants, Edible > Canada.
Herbs > Therapeutic use.
Herbs > Folklore.
Cooking (Wild foods)
Plants, Medicinal > North America.
Cooking > North America.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library QK 99 .U5 G53 1989 30775305473861 General Collection Available -

Summary: Describes the characteristics and uses of wild herbs, and recounts the author's experiences exploring nature.

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