Thank you for your response, John. I appreciate you looking into that relaunch! To answer your question – BIRCH! I encourage you to take this opportunity to check out this book and I look forward to seeing your new, updated list!
Hiya’ Sara & John! This was a very detailed and expansive list
! thank you for putting it up! One thing I would like to add is more good books n how to use the medicinal herbs, how to find them, and how to harvest them properly! there are a couple good books on your list that touch on it, but they are very general and broad, and a good book that delves into herbs more is a better addition to any bookshelf. Granted, I have almost all the herbal and plant books you mentioned on my shelf already plus a dozen or three more! My household forages and wildcrafts many herbs and spices all season long. Most of the herbs we gather are processed into tinctures, salves, and syrups. Some we hang dry to dehydrate, then store in sealed glass mason jars in a large cabinet designed to keep out light just for our herbs! We have now taken to gathering good old dollar tree spices and things like that every time we go to town to grocery shop! Pepper, salt, and garlic powder being among the chief of these. We are in Oregon, Lane County, and there are quite a lot of trees here that provide some interesting healing properties! My mom just bought me a book for my birthday last October (I turned 44), “The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies” by Claude Davis and Nicole Apelian. Check it out here: (link removed), I loved it and immediate bought three copies for Christmas presents! I immediately noticed a superfood tree listed in its pages that I know for a fact has been quietly making its way into many American backyards! If you can spot this peaceful invader he’ll provide you with food (all parts are edible), water (it can purify it), more protein and calcium than milk, four times the iron of spinach and… a LOT more! I planted one in my backyard two years ago and was absolutely blown away by how fast it grew – over 4′ feet in just 2 months. Best of all, this tree already grows in many American backyards, so see if it grows in your own backyard as well.
Wanted to share my good find with y’all!
Joy & Health to you,