What are the best resources for learning about medicinal plants?

asked by Shahidul Khair Mallick
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    #1Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

    Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide
    Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use is a book by Rosemary Gladstar that will teach you everything you need to know about medicinal herbs and plants, from crafting your own aloe vera gel, to brewing a lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day.

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    Ao Yi
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "I'm interested in growing a herb garden and have been looking for resources on how to do it and what to grow. I found Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs and it's a pretty nice resource for getting more information on herbs and some growing tips. I recommend it if you're looking to grow a garden too."
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    #2Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

    Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

    The Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America is a book by Steven Foster and James A. Duke that identifies the key traits and habitats for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants, organized by color, with pictures, and warnings so you can easily identify plants and its uses.

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    Wayne Wallace
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "The book seems to have a lot of information on medicinal plants. And the pictures definitely help students who have never seen these plants before."
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    #3Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness

    Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness

    Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness is a book by Scott Kloos is a guide to finding, harvesting, and using wild plants. It gives you plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips.

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    Johnny Ruiz
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "'Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness' by Scott Kloos is a monster of a book. It comes in at over 400 pages and each of those pages is chock full of information. If you are interested in herbs and natural remedies this book is an absolute must have. A friend of mine complained that it didn't go into the science enough, but I feel that given the extent of the author's personal experience and intensive study the information is valid. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift than this book."
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    #4The Filix

    The Filix

    The Filix is a website with numerous articles and tutorials about gardening, how to take care of different kinds of plans, how to grow seeds, how to plant vegetables, and much more. 

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    Megan Peterson
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Anyone that is into gardening should check this app out. It has tons of information and growing plants and vegetables and also answers a lot of questions you might have. This app helped me grow a nice little garden when I had very little experience. "
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    #5Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

    Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities is a Science, Gardening, Nature, Non-fiction book written by Amy Stewart and illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs.
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    Esteban Toledo
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities is one of the best resources for learning about medicinal plants out there. Descriptive and informative, it's a must reference book for anyone interested in botany."
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    #6The Drunken Botanist

    The Drunken Botanist

    The Drunken Botanist is a Science, Gardening, Nature, Non-fiction book written by Amy Stewart. It was published March 19, 2013 by Algonquin Books.

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    Cheng Gu
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is non-fiction and wonderful! I purchased two of these: one as a gift for my mother-in-law (chef) and one for myself. I looked the book up after listening to an NPR program where Amy Stewart talked about her love of botany and alcohol and gave me a taste of her book's content. She was such a delight to listen to (very personable and intelligent). I loved her explaining the history of ciders and agave tequila and I hoped her writing would be equally interesting and lively. It's perfect... great recipes, great stories, great advice."
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    #7The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications is a nonfiction herbology book written Christian Ratsch and Albert Hofmann. It was published May 5, 2005 by Park Street Press.

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    Jorge Esparza
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "After using marijuana for medicinal purposes and experiencing the success of that for relaxation of chronic pain, I've been curious to try other similar botany. I've explored multiple resources for learning all aspects about medicinal plants, but none have as been as useful as the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants. I don't think its hyperbole to say this is the bible or the Britannica of psychoactive plants."
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    #8Nature Cures

    Nature Cures

    Nature Cures is a blog site created by Hanish Kumar where he shares his insights and learnings on his fields of expertise - medicines, and health. The site has posted about general medical awareness, dairy farming, medicinal plants, and more.

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    Hanish Kumar
    Written on December 9, 2018
    "It has the best expertise in medical fields as a blog post is written by one of the pharmaceuticals company owners."
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