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Held by the land : a guide to indigenous plants for wellness  Cover Image Book Book

Held by the land : a guide to indigenous plants for wellness / Leigh Joseph.

Joseph, Leigh, (author.).


Author Leigh Joseph, an ethnobotanist and a member of the Squamish Nation, provides a beautifully illustrated essential introduction to Indigenous plant knowledge. Plants can be a great source of healing as well as nourishment, and the practice of growing and harvesting from trees, flowering herbs, and other plants is a powerful way to become more connected to the land. The Indigenous Peoples of North America have long traditions of using native plants as medicine as well as for food. Held by the Land honors and shares some of these traditions...Early chapters will introduce you to responsible ways to identify and harvest plants in your area and teach you how to grow a deeper connection with the land you live on through plants. In the plant profiles section, common plants are introduced with illustrations and information on their characteristics, range, how to grow and/or harvest them, and how to use them topically and as food. Special features offer recipes for food and beauty products along with stories and traditions around the plants. This beautiful, full-color guide to Indigenous plants will give you new insights into the power of everyday plants.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781577152941 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1577152948 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Wellfleet, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reflections on indigenous plant knowledge & building relationships -- Building botanical relationships -- Teachings from plants -- Identifying plants to build your home apothecary -- The mindful harvest -- Botanical or land-based mindfulness practices -- Plant profiles & recipes. Trees ; Shrubs ; Flowering herbs ; Ferns, horsetails, lichens & seaweeds.
Subject: Wild plants, Edible > North America.
Medicinal plants > North America.
Indigenous peoples > Medicine.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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Wm. E. Durr Branch 581.63 J83h 2023 (Text) 33126020796672 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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