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Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs

by Rosemary Gladstar Editor and Pamela Hirsch Editor

The growing interest in botanicals in the US is something to celebrate, as the benefits of these are becoming more widespread and combat the overuse of synthetic remedies for health. Despite these positives, there is a perilous side to the growing demand of herbal goods: sustainability. Some of the most popular herbs include echinacea, ginseng, which face shortages due to over harvesting and eventual habitat loss that could lead to nobody having access to these herbs.

Edited by the renown herbologist Rosemary Gladstar, she presents a wide gamut of writers who will shed more light on the state of botanical sustainability. Readers will not only learn about herbal analogues, that is alternatives, for endangered staples but also how to cultivate botanicals within their own homes.