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Blackberry Cove Herbal: Magic & Healing with Common Wayside Plants in the Appalachian Wise Woman Tradition

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In Blackberry Cove the herbs are wild and free to spring up wherever the wind carries their seed. This herbal guide to Blackberry Cove has organised herbal lore and wisdom on the area into months and seasons with brief essays on the wild and common herbs a wanderer might discover on a walk during that time of year. Each month is introduced by an essay evoking the weather a ...more
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Capital Books (VA) (first published June 1st 2000)
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Sarah
Mar 13, 2009 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful book by Linda Ours Rago detailing the herbs she works with which grows on family property in the Appalaccian mountains. She takes the reader through a calender year looking at herbs which are prevelent through the particular seasons giving stories and recipes associated with them.

The author has a lovely way of engaging the reader. She uses mainly infused teas as her main herbal medicine medium, which fits with the rural tradition she is invoking. She doesn't give the full r
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Merrow
Jul 06, 2009 Merrow rated it really liked it
As I still have two more years living at the foothills of the Appalachian range I picked this book up mainly for its geographical focus. The author takes us through a calendar year detailing the herbs, recipes, and stories that correspond. Not a great book for a budding beginning herbalist like myself, but a good resource for local enthusiasts.

Charming!
Shannon
Jan 12, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nostalgic little book on herbs from the Appalachian region. Well written and interesting.
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