Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest Now Available in a Revised & Updated Third Edition,...  

Published by Minnesota Historical Society Press!

 

September, 2020 Update

     We are so excited to announce that Minnesota Historical Society Press (MHSP) is publishing a revised and updated Third Edition of this classic work by Matthew Alfs! We are stocking this title and making it available to OTBH readers, as we did the first two editions of the book that we ourselves had published to much positive response. You can read more about this new edition at the following link from MHSP.....

https://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/edible-medicinal-wild-plants-midwest

 

Our New, Revised-&-Expanded Edition of 300 Herbs!

 

February, 2020 Update:

     The long-awaited, revised-and-expanded edition of our bestselling book, 300 Herbs, is now available for pre-order, with shipment to customers anticipated for Feb. 24th! This new edition incorporates scads of new clinical and scientific research on the 300 herbs featured therein--research that has been underway since 2003, the date of the book's original publication. We are so very proud that the first edition of this remarkable reference book has served as an assigned textbook at 4 different colleges/schools and we anticipate that the new edition will be distributed to an even wider audience--both college and general.

Review of Diary of a Country Herbalist in the May-June 2018 Issue of HerbalGram

 

June 2018

     Our newest title, Diary of a Country Herbalist, received a nice review in the newest (May-June 2018) issue of HerbalGram--the slick, full-color journal produced by the American Botanical Council. The review drew attention to the book's many useful features, noting that it "includes a list of references, an index of the plants and health conditions referenced in the text, and blank pages for readers to make their own notes" and especially highlighted author Alfs' "flair for education." Readers can subscribe to this wonderful journal at www.herbalgram.org.

Reader's Ed. of Diary of a Country Herbalist Now Available!

 

November 2017 Update:

     The long-awaited "Reader's Edition" of Diary of a Country Herbalist is now in stock here at OTBH as of Nov. 15th, 2017, for $13.95--postpaid, through May of 2018. We are so very pleased to share this wonderful, new book with our loyal readers, which now includes a brand-new Index to the plants and health conditions discussed in the book!

 

Seventh Printing of 300 Herbs Now In Stock

 

November, 2017 Update:

     The 7th printing of our bestselling book, 300 Herbs, is now in stock and ready to be shipped to purchasers. We are so very proud that this remarkable reference book serves as an assigned textbook for 4 different colleges/schools!

 

New Printing of Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants

 

July 31st, 2016 Update:

     A new printing of our  book, Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest, is now in stock and ready to be shipped to purchasers. This is our most widely-reviewed title and we are very proud to be its publisher!

 

300 Herbs: 6th Printing Now in Stock

 

July 31st, 2016 Update:

    The 6th printing of our best-selling title, 300 Herbs: Their Indications and Contraindications, by Matthew Alfs, is now in stock and orders are being filled as of this writing.

 

Target Release Date for Diary of a Country Herbalist!

 

April 10th, 2016 Update:

     Author Matthew Alfs has finished the manuscript for his newest book, Diary of a Country Herbalist, and we have finished the layout and typesetting of the book. It is scheduled to go to the printer later this month and will be available for pre-publication purchase at that time, with anticipated arrival here at OTBH in late-May or early-June, at which time we will fulfill all pre-publication orders. Rest assured, this forthcoming title is a must read! You can register for email notification of its release by emailing us at Viskichi@aol.com. (To read more about its contents, click on "Titles" at the bottom of the present page and then under "Forthcoming Titles" from the menu at the right.)

 

Yet Another Review of...

  Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest

December 15th, 2014 Update:    

    Herbalgram, the official journal of the American Botanical Council, has just published a lengthy and glowing review of Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants, by Matthew Alfs. "Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest is unique in its genre," the reviewer notes, explaining that "similar books usually focus on either edible or medicinal plants. Though there has been demand for books that do both, it seems few authors have dared to attempt it. Matthew Alfs, a nature teacher, forager, environmentalist, and practicing herbalist, seems well qualified to take on this large project." The reviewer summarizes her thoughts by observing: "This book accomplishes its purpose and more. It is not just a reference to sit on the shelf; it belongs on the table for frequent use and consultation where other references are lacking....More than a foraging manual, a field guide, or a materia medica, [it] is a multipurpose book accomplishing these functions in addition to covering scientific studies, ethnobotany, nutrition, and more. It highlights the plants of a biodiverse region not often written about.... With such a large number and variety of references employed, this is a versatile plant guide not to be missed." ― HerbalGram 104 (Nov. 2014―January 2015):72-73. Here is a link to the entire review: Review of Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest

 

Another Review of...

  Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest

 

February 15th, 2014 Update:    

    A new review of our newest title, Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest, appears in the Winter 2013-14 issue of Medical Herbalism 17(1):13, by Paul Bergner, a longtime herbalist and the editor of the journal, who notes: "In... this updated edition of Matthew Alfs' 2001 [book], we find medicines often omitted in other contemporary texts.... For each plant, Alfs reviews ethnobotanical and folk uses, professional medical uses by the physician-herbalists of the past, scientific information that may be available, anecdotes from his own clinical experience, and information on gathering for food or medicine.... A recommended reference for the unique plants covered and for practical clinical comments."

  Review of...

 

  Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest 

  November 15th, 2013 Update:    

    Here is a link to a recent and well-written review of our newest title, Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/10/22/lauderdale-herbalist-publishes-guide-edible-and-medicinal-wild-plants

 

Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest

 

August 30th, 2013 Update:

    All pre-publication orders for Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest, by Matthew Alfs,  have been shipped out to purchasers as of this date. We hereby send out a special "thank you" to all of you who placed such a pre-publication order, as your orders helped very much to offset the printing and binding costs of this title--the most expensive to produce (owing to its size and to its 48 pages of color plates!) of all of the titles that we have ever published. We that hope you all enjoy the book very much!

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