The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

A Cultivator's Guide to Small-scale Organic Herb Production

Book - 2011
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A leading light in the field of medicinal herb cultivation, The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm is the first cultivation guide of its kind, and presents invaluable information for growers interested in producing high-quality efficacious herbs in all climates of the US, with the historical connectedness of ancient practitioners.

It has become increasingly important-especially as the market for herbal medicine continues to grow-that we transition to local and domestic medicinal cultivation. Increasingly there are concerns in regards to not only the quality but the purity of imported herbs, and wild herbs picked for medicinal purposes are ever more endangered than in past years both at home and abroad.

Peg Schafer, longtime grower and teacher, guides readers with information on propagating, cultivating, and harvesting Chinese herbs, and presents fascinating new scientific data that reveal the age-old wisdom of nature and the traditional systems of Chinese medicine. Through 79 detailed herb profiles--all tested and trialed on Schafer's certified organic farm-Schafer offers easy-to-follow information, suitable for both growers and practitioners, for growing efficacious wild-simulated herbs. Also included is important information on species conservation, crop integration, and how to avoid the introduction of invasive species. Sidebars on traditional medicinal uses for each herb and delicious recipes are also featured throughout.

Vegetable and CSA farmers will find this book of great interest for adding value-added crops to their repertoire, and beginner growers looking to incorporate medicinals into their gardens will find this an invaluable guide to understanding where herbal medicine comes from, and will make eating-your-medicine more accessible than ever.

Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green, 2011.
ISBN: 9781603583305
Branch Call Number: 615.321 Schafer 12/2011
Characteristics: xiii, 312 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,26 cm.


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Mar 09, 2016

Pretty good book on Chinese herbs. I've no idea what some of the stuff are but the book do go into details on what varieties the medicines are. I was interested in Angelica and the chinese medicine" Dong Gui" is not the same as the western variety, The photo really helps ID them and the different names involves.

jesseboyd Apr 21, 2012

Inspiring book if you are into small scale farming for profit. Chinese herb market expected to grow by 5 billion over the next few years with many plant species on the endangered list.


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