Southeast Medicinal Plants
Identify, Harvest, and Use 106 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness
by CoreyPine Shane
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Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 09 Feb 2022
In Southeast Medicinal Plants, herbalist CoreyPine Shane is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 106 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. Readers will learn how to safely and ethically forage, and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines, including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round.
Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
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Average rating from 18 members
Definitely getting this for the library. Having something like this specifically for the Southeast is amazing. Loved it. Great guide.
Like all the books in this series, this is an excellent guide. Each plant is shown in at least one (usually 2 or 3) large, color photos and takes up 2-4 pages. You learn where to find it, what it's good for, any contraindications or warnings, and the best way to use it medicinally. The start explains good foraging practices and how to make tinctures, decoctions, teas, etc. There is a wide range of plants that can be used for a wide range of remedies. I appreciate the sustainable advice and reverence for the plants. Don't expect a lot of detail since so many plants are covered, or in depth recipes. This is still a fantastic guide though and deserves a place on any SE forager or herbalist's bookshelf.
I read a temporary digital ARC of this book via net galley.
This is a great resource on the medicinal plants found in the Southeast. Filled with great photos and information. Recommended for those with some knowledge of how to prepare concoctions and those that feel comfortable with making their own remedies. The book doesn't go much into how to actually make remedies. So for beginner's this book serves as a useful information though not enough for some to feel confident in breaking into making natural remedies. The book would be great along with a hands-on class to get started.
The cover was eye appealing and title just caught my eye because I live in the south east. I love herbal remedy books and look forward to adding this to my shelf.
What did I like? The book gives a ton of information about 106 different herbs found in the southeast. I live in a woodsy area deep in South Carolina so I was hoping to recognize something other than kudzu which swallows everything. It’s so plentiful I’m glad to hear it’s good for something. I enjoyed the photo’s, descriptions, and medicinal properties per herb. Identifying seems to be really hard since it seems like every plant has a poisonous look alike.
Would I recommend or buy? Other than making sure your 100% positive you have the right plant this was a great book. I enjoyed looking through it and seeing what medicinal properties the plants have. I would recommend to people who live in the southeast so they could recognize the different plants and utilize for medicine if they choose to. I would love a copy for my shelf! Commune with nature… get out and identify!
I received a complimentary copy to read and voluntarily left a review! Five stars!
I loved this book so much and I want to get a physical copy. I loved everything I learned in this book. about all the plants that are good for us and how they can be use to heal.
Southeast Medicinal Plants is a tutorial and wildcrafting guide and herbal for regional medicinal plants by CoreyPine Shane. Due out 9th Nov 2021 from Timber Press, it's 304 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.
This is an accessible well written herbal guide to 106 indigenous medicinal plants found in southeast North America, from the PA/MD border all the way down to Eastern TX. The author is an experienced wildcrafter and herbalist and writes precisely and well on the subject. The nomenclature he uses is correct and precise for clarity, safety, and identification. It's clear in the text that the author really feels a connection to the natural world and his respect and love shine through. The intro covers the widely disparate terrain contained the southeast along with safety and caution, responsible collecting, and wildcrafting through the seasons. Tools and supplies are covered in the text and are (mostly) easily accessible and will be on hand already for most readers or can be sourced at minimal cost. Each entry contains a highlighted text box with herbal preparations: simple recipes/guides for different uses, such as tinctures, infusions, etc.
The bulk of the book contains an herbal type listing of the plants arranged alphabetically. The plant name is followed by species specifics, medicinal parts used, a descriptive paragraph, wildcrafting tips, where and when to harvest, usage cautions, and other info. Specific recipes are listed in a colored text box. Each also contains several clear photos showing different aspects of growth, habit, and seasonal appearance.
Useful book, well written and illustrated. Five stars.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
Southeast Medicinal Plants Identify, Harvest, and Use 106 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness by CoreyPine Shane is an informative read full of insight, tips, and useful information. Like all the books in this series, this is an excellent guide.
Thank you for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
As an herbalist in the southeast, I was especially excited to read and review this book and I will start by saying that this is an excellent guide.
A lot of attention is given to each plant and each plant listed includes multiple pictures which is is extremely useful!
The author provides details about the plants uses, contraindications, wildcrafting, harvesting, medicinal uses, and methods of herbal preparations.
The book covers a wide range of plants and remedies. This is a guide i will purchase when it is released to keep on hand, a wonderful resource!
"Southeast Medicinal Plants" is a guide to foraging wild medicinal plants in the Southeast states. The author started by explaining how to identify and harvest a plant for medicinal use, how to process them, and how to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, glycerites, oil infusions, and mushroom extracts. The main part of the book was an alphabetically organized list of 106 plants found in the region. For each listing, we're given the common names, the Latin name, the parts of the plant used, a description of how to identify the plant, where, when and how to gather the plant, the medicinal uses of the different parts the plant, how to ensure a future harvest, any safety cautions, and details about how to use the plant (the proportions used in a tincture, etc.). For each plant, there was a picture of the plant (often including its natural habitat) and usually a picture or two of distinguishing details, like the flower or a close-up of the leaf. Overall, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in gathering and using medicinal plants from this area. It's very informative and provided practical information.
This was an extensive guide into idetifying plantlife. I'm glad to hear that this is a part of a series because I am very interested in reading the other guides. There were great descriptions of the plants and their uses along with pictures of the plants. I can't think of anything more important for idetifying something than actually seeing a picture of it and for each plant at least two are usually provided. I think this is a good idea for those getting into plant idetification. I'll probably do more research into preparing the herbs for medicinal purposes just because that part scares me. Great book to pick up if you are into foraging.
Thank you for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
Southeast Medicinal Plants is a great resource for identifying and harvesting wild plants for medicinal uses.
My family has been into natural remedies and medicines since I was a teenager. I love the idea of harvesting and using my own foraged goodies at home.
I'd say I recognized a fairly good amount of these plants from my yard to little walks in nature in and around my home. (Yay! Go me.) I'm from coastal Virginia and live in coastal North Carolina now but I will say that many of the plants identified in the book were familiar to me.
The book explains good foraging practices and goes on to discuss making tinctures, decoctions, teas, drying methods, etc. Each plant shown has a large color photo and maybe a few more to show overall plant structure or flowing looks. Plant details encapsulate where to find it, what may be used for, any contraindications or warnings, preparation details, and potential medicinal uses.
This book is a great resource for those looking to self-forage for your own natural remedies.
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Southeast Medicinal Plants covers 106 plants located in the Southeastern states of the U.S. It is complete with great pictures and descriptions. Shane is meticulous in his explanations of how to identify each plant, when to harvest, how to harvest, and how to prepare each plant. He includes fascinating information about how the herbs work within the body and identifies what body system the herb targets.
This was a fascinating read that was very informative. I am by no means an herbalist, but this book was descriptive enough with the identification of each plant that I feel safe harvesting and preparing a few of these plants (dandelion, plantain, violets, raspberries--yep, very basic). For people who are more versed in foraging, this would be a wonderful addition to your reference collection.
Thank you to NetGalley and Timber Press for the ARC!
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