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The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants

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Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health

• Explains how 3 classes of wild plants--aromatics, bitters, and tonics--are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved with them

• Provides simple recipes to easily integrate these plants into meals as well as formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures
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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published March 24th 2013 by Healing Arts Press (first published March 15th 2013)
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Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: herbal-medicine
This book provides valuable information about a couple of aromatic, tonic and bitter herbs, however it also contains a lot of (seemingly random) scientific information about different subjects. It is not an easy read for those only interested in getting to know a couple of useful herbs and begin their herbal journey, but an excellent read for those with scientific background interested in medicinal herbs. I liked that he involved some historical background of certain herbs, it was pretty enterta ...more
Megan
Wow! This book was so educational and really got me excited about the concept of plants as medicine. It dives into the science behind why herbs are so good for us and why we should bring back wild herbs (many of which we call “weeds”) into our diets. It inspired me to learn more about how herbs can help with inflammation (since I personally have to deal with that given my autoimmune condition) and gave me ideas for more herbs to grow myself.
Rebecca Cooper
I attended a class by Guido Mase at an herbalism conference, and was immediately struck by his vast knowledge, unusual approach, and enthusiasm for his work. His class was a breakthrough for me as a beginning herbalist. But this isn't a book just for herbalists, it's a book for anyone looking for better health, by bringing us back into nature, and into a coevolving relationship with the foods and medicines we've forgotten. This is simpler than you might think! Such an inspiring book. The recipes ...more
Lindsay
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now, one of my top 10 favorite books on herbal medicine. Well written and even a great primer for someone new to herbal medicine.
Gay Ann
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked section on how to forage for edible weeds, the 13 essential plants for human survival and a few recipes.
Joel LeBlanc
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insightful look into aromatic, bitter and tonic herbs, delving much deeper and looking much more closely than much other books. Highly recommended!
tonia peckover
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. A readable yet somewhat technical book about the ways wild plants interact with our body's ecosystems to support health. Mase shows how traditional diets and traditional medicines included these wild plants and how our bodies have suffered today from their exclusion. Some of the plants he highlights are not as familiar as others, but he also includes everyday plants (especially aromatics) that we can better utilize for our every day health. Loved this book and plan on reading it again ...more
Tara
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you only read the chapter on Bitter that would be enough (though the rest is good too).
Deb.mcquillangmail.com
Lots of good info, but somewhat technical. There are some recipes at the back, though.
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