Stalking The Healthful Herbs

Stalking The Healthful Herbs

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Having written the enormously popular Stalking the Wild Asparagus and Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop, Euell Gibbons turned his attention to the wealth of herbs that grow wild throughout North America. Combining the skills he learned as a boy with Indian lore and his years of patient experimentation, he wrote this book that others might enjoy the benefits of our little-known natural heritage.
Euell Gibbons shows the reader how to enjoy the culinary and medicinal virtues of herbs and wild plants. Drawn from the author's wide knowledge of plants as well as from the lore of Native Americans and early settlers, the information is supplemented by nutritionists at Pennsylvania State University who worked with Gibbons on analysis of the entries.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 301 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18.29mm | 394.63g
  • Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
  • English
  • 36 Halftones, black and white
  • 081173904X
  • 9780811739047
  • 1,521,411

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A handful of crushed pennyroyal rubbed on exposed skin will keep mosquitoes away. A half-cup of violet-leaf greens has as much Vitamin C as four oranges. Lemonade flavored with a jigger of borage juice is an especially cooling drink. The roots of Queen Anne's lace will do for a meal in an emergency. That insatiable stalker of the wildlings, Euell Gibbons, has been out hunting again. -- Joan Lee Faust, The New York Times Book Review The author of Stalking the Healthful Herbs brings to our attention in a delightful fashion many of the culinary and medicinal herbs native to North America-kinds that were well known to the Indians and early settlers. His intimate knowledge of these plants is based on countless field studies as well as on painstaking research. One clearly gets the feeling that he writes of what he knows and of what he has learned from endless experience and experiment. -- Elizabeth C. Hall, The New York Botanical Garden The author of Stalking the Wild Asparagus and Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop explores the nutritional, medicinal, and useful elements of wild herbs and plants. His search took him into the field, the kitchen [and] into the laboratory at Pennsylvania State University, where nutritionists analyzed food values in plants he brought them. -- Phoebe-Lou Adams, The Atlantic Monthly
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About Euell Gibbons

Euell Gibbons was born in Red River County, Texas, and made a living in various ways--as a cowboy, hobo, carpenter, surveyor, boat builder, beachcomber, newspaperman, farmer, and teacher--throughout many states, before writing his first book, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, in 1962 at age fifty-one.
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192 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 46% (89)
4 34% (66)
3 14% (26)
2 5% (9)
1 1% (2)
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