Cover image for Blackberry Cove herbal : healing with common herbs in the Appalachian wise-woman tradition
Title:
Blackberry Cove herbal : healing with common herbs in the Appalachian wise-woman tradition
Author:
Rago, Linda Ours.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Sterling, Va. : Capital Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 166 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9781892123206
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library SB351.H5 R338 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

In Blackberry Cove the herbs are wild and free to spring up wherever the wind carries their seed. So for this lovely guide to nature, healing, and wisdom, herbalist Linda Rago organizes her herbal lore and wisdom into months and seasons with brief essays on the wild and common herbs a wanderer through Appalachia might discover on a walk during that time of year. Each month is introduced by an essay evoking the weather and nature with a legend of two woven into the reality of life in the hill country of America. In Linda's descriptions of the herbs she includes their natural habits and healing qualities, sometimes a recipe for a traditional remedy, lotion or ointment and often a sauce, jelly, vinegar or tea.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

This is a lyrical monthly almanac of Appalachian medicinal plants and the traditional lore associated with them. Rago, a self-taught ethnobotanist and the author of The Herbal Almanac, has gathered the folk cures, superstitions, and traditions that surround each featured plant, along with some traditional recipes. For example, the reader learns that "honeysuckle in the house will bring a wedding in the family within the year." Although not recommended for clinical use, this herbal adds to our knowledge of folk and traditional plant uses in one area of the Appalachian Mountains. Recommended for large public libraries and botanical and regional collections.DMary A. Stout, Pima Community Coll. Lib., Tucson, AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Road to Blackberry Covep. vii
Marchp. 3
Mullein
Coltsfoot
Willow
Aprilp. 12
Violets
Bloodroot
Ground Ivy
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Dandelion
Mayp. 26
Wild Geranium
Horsetail
Mustard
Yellow Rocket
Dogwood
Junep. 39
Ginseng
All-Heal
Oats
Honeysuckle
St. John's Wort
Julyp. 54
Chicory
Queen Anne's Lace
Jewelweed
Fire Weed
Blackberry
Augustp. 67
Joe-Pye Weed
Teasel
Run Mint
Red Clover
Blue Cohosh
Septemberp. 81
Elderberry
Wild Mugwort
Staghorn Sumac
Thistle
Paw Paw
Wild Rose
Goldenrod
Octoberp. 103
Plantain
Nettles
Burdock
Wild Apples
Novemberp. 118
Pokeweed
Persimmon
Black Walnut
Decemberp. 131
Sassafras
Witch Hazel
Red Cedar
Januaryp. 140
Watercress
Mountain Mint
Boneset
Februaryp. 148
Skunk Cabbage
Chickweed
Wintergreen
The Spiral Giftp. 155
The Grandmothers' Methodsp. 157
How to Make Infusions
Teas
Decoctions
Tinctures
Oils
Salves
Ointments
Indexp. 162

Google Preview