Herbalist and wildcrafter Scott Kloos, is the author of the recently published Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness,The book combines two trends: foraging and natural medicine,. It is comprehensive guide accessible to everyone, from beginners seeking reliable advice to experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information. Readers will find plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instructions for herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips. Kloos holds that developing a connection to the wild through making medicine from and ingesting wild medicinal plants can enliven and invigorate our lives; and can also lead us to the remembrance of a culture that is guided by natural prinicples and that respects the land and all living beings.
"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
"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
Scott Kloos is a plant medicine practitioner, ceremonialist, wildcrafter, medicine maker, and singer of plant songs. He has been working with the native plants of the Pacific Northwest since the late 90's. He is the founder and managing director of The School of Forest Medicine and is the owner of Cascadia Folk Medicine, which supplies the community with high-quality, small-batch herbal extracts of the native plants of the region. He was one of the founding members of The Elderberry School.