Scott Kloos is an herbalist, wildcrafter, and medicine maker. He founded and is managing director of the School of Forest Medicine and owns Cascadia Folk Medicine, which supplies high-quality, small-batch herbal extracts from the native plants of the region. Scott also was a founder of the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
An incredibly thorough guide for identifying, harvesting, and utilizing medicinal plants. The inclusion of balanced, open-hearted comments on sustainable wildcrafting, finely individualized to each plant, is laudable. --Dr. Deborah Frances RN, ND Naturopathic physician, herbalist, author, and lecturer A carefully written, easy-to-read, comprehensive, beautiful herbal and plant guide for the Pacific Northwest. --Matthew Wood, MS (herbal medicine), registered herbalist (American Herbalists Guild) This authoritative and heartfelt field guide to Pacific Northwest medicinal plants will spend more time in the field or kitchen than on your bookshelf! --Robin Rose Bennett, herbalist, author of The Gift of Healing Herbs and Healing Magic With the right tools, one can learn how to make teas, tinctures and salves that promote good health, and Kloos makes it easy to avoid the harmful effects of wild plants. --The Herald This is a very complete and up to date book featuring 120 of the most important medicinal plants growing from northern California to Alaska. Written from the heart, this book covers growth habit, plant identification, geographical distribution, medicinal uses, sustainability, preparation, cautions, and wildcrafting. --The Oregonian