The author, a mother of two, is an avid outdoor enthusiast and avocational herbalist who has been guiding in the rocky and coastal mountains of North America since 1998. The Mother Natures First Aid Kit is a response to years of experience using prevelant plants, to treat minor injuries and ailments in a wilderness setting. By compressing the knowledge from multiple sources the author has made it possible to navigate the Immense world of botany and begin your journey in herbalism.
Boreal is the first in the Mother Natures First Aid Kit series, which covers 15 familiar plants found within the boreal ecological zone of the northern hemisphere. These common forest plants, often pulled from gardens and backyards, have been used for generations to treat a variety of ailments and injuries. Many of the minerals, chemicals, and compounds used in modern medicine can be found naturally occurring in plants.
Learning some basic identification and uses for your backyard plants is an empowering feeling towards sustainable independence. Not having to rely solely on store bought pharmaceuticals allows the wilderness traveler to pack light while still being prepared.. Plant medicine has a duality effect, healing and nourishing the body, without the unpleasant side effects listed on prescription synthetics.
Applying the botanical properties explained in the legend, with the proper preparation in the Method, Mother Natures First Aid Kit will help you learn how to treat basic wounds, ease pain, alleviate the symptoms of colds and flu"s, and much more.
For those interested in further reading, research, and practice. Mother Natures First Aid Kit also includes a reference section listing a variety of authors, herbalists, and web sites that can provide indepth identification, method, and treatments using botanicals.