“Growing At-risk Medicinal Herbs”, Second Edition by Richo Cech

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Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs (Cultivation, Conservation and Ecology), Second Edition

Written by Richo Cech and illustrated by Sena Cech.

This second edition was rewritten and published in 2017.  A compendium of information about 20 native herbs of North America and Hawaii, with an emphasis on conservation through cultivation.  Here’s a list of the herbs that are covered in great detail:

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga (Actaeae) racemosa)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Echinacea (all 9 native American species)

Ginseng, American (Panax quinquefolius)

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)

Lady’s Slipper Orchid (all American species of Cypripedium)

Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)

Osha (Ligusticum porteri)

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)

Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

Stillingia (Stillingia sylvatica)

Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Unicorn, False (Chamaelirium luteum)

Unicorn, True (Aletris farinosa)

Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Virginia Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria)

Wild Yam, American (2 native American species)

Plus another 740 herbs referenced in relation to the above primary herbs!

 

 

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  1. Han

    Densely-packed valuable details with Richo's great real-life experience and stories...you don't need to grow herbs to enjoy it

    Han (verified owner)

    I wish I had had all of Richo’s books when I started studying Chinese herbal medicines. His details and experience are invaluable. But you do not need to want to grow much or anything to enjoy his books, you just need an interest in at risk herbs to enjoy this one. I keep it on the coffee table for friends to browse and everyone loves it. We are rebuilding the goldenseal, ginseng, and lady’s slipper populations on our property in the potomac watershed, so Richo’s information is invaluable. But my elderly neighbor loves the few goldenseal plants I put by the tree in her front yard, so one doesn’t need to make a massive project of it to benefit.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Han,
      What a nice surprise this afternoon to find your comments. What you say is true, people can derive great benefit from growing just three goldenseal plants in pots under the benches in the greenhouse, or planted under a suitable tree. Sometimes if you only have a little you value it more, and tend to get creative with it. That is, by the way, way cool that you have Lady’s Slipper Orchid on the property. Richo

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  2. stevemac2667

    stevemac2667 (verified owner)

    I received my copy of at risk herb growing book today. Just as the herbal Making plant medicine by Richo is, this book gives a lot of information in language that is easy to understand. Because I really want to be successful with raising Lomatium and osha, this book already enlightened me so I have s much better chance at success.
    I intend to try some other herbs
    when I can as well.
    This book needs to be in the hands of every medicinal herb grower.

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  3. Alaina Wilkins

    Packed with essential information.

    Alaina Wilkins (verified owner)

    This book is an ideal resource for anyone passionate about plants (at risk or otherwise). I recommend it to the student as well as the teacher.

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  4. Question

    Mae

    Hello, is white sage covered in this book? Thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Here are the main monographs in “At-Risk”:
      Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga (Actaeae) racemosa)

      Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

      Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

      Echinacea (all 9 native American species)

      Ginseng, American (Panax quinquefolius)

      Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

      Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)

      Lady’s Slipper Orchid (all American species of Cypripedium)

      Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)

      Osha (Ligusticum porteri)

      Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)

      Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

      Stillingia (Stillingia sylvatica)

      Trillium (Trillium erectum)

      Unicorn, False (Chamaelirium luteum)

      Unicorn, True (Aletris farinosa)

      Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

      Virginia Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria)

      Wild Yam, American (2 native American species)

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    • Becky

      What does “at risk” herbs mean?

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    • Judy

      Admin Judy

      “At-Risk because these herbs are in-demand and deemed hard to grow. This book help you turn it around: abundant, easy to grow, and for the grower-entrepreneur, a way to make a good living!”

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    • Ana

      Do you have the Venus Flytrap available?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Ana,
      Sorry, we do not.
      Richo

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    • ramintasm

      Are you shipping books at this point, in almost mid-July?

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    • 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, Yes, we ship books and seeds year-in, year-out. If you are after just one of my books and want a signed copy, free shipping and same-day turnaround, you can order online at http://www.herbalreads.com which is my book selling website. Most people order on Amazon, which gives unnecessary fodder to a questionable beast. r

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    • Shelonar

      Hola Richo, estoy creando mi vivero de plantas y árboles medicinales, tu libro puede ayudarme mucho ya que estoy aprendiendo por mis propios medios. Quería saber si está traducido a español?
      Gracias! que vaya bien!
      Shelonar

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hola Shelonar, lamento decir que no tengo estos libros en español, solo en inglés. Tu amigo Richo

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    • Shelonar

      Hola, estoy pidiendo tus libros en una libreria de mi ciudad (Pamplona) ¿cual es el nombre de la editorial?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      ¡Hola! El nombre del editor es “Herbal Reads” y puede solicitar los libros en línea en http://www.herbalreads.com

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    • [email protected].com

      Hacéis envíos a España en este momento? entendí que no!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Podemos enviar libros a España, pero como miembro de la UE, España ya no es un lugar donde podemos enviar semillas. Lo siento mucho por eso!

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    • [email protected]

      Me entristece por las semillas, pero aprenderé a hacerlo yo misma con los libros. Gracias Richo!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      da nada

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    • Shelonar

      Hola de nuevo! estoy haciendo un pedido de libros para España pero la pagina me dice que no se hacen envíos a España ¿es correcto?¿que puedo hacer?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hola, debes ordenar a través de herbalreads.com

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    • Ingrid Mueller

      Growing in Michigan. Will any of these thrive in the climate of the midwest?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Absolutely–most of the 20 plus herbs in “at-risk” are midwest growers.

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    • Raya

      can you grow hydroponically and in the northeast?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Raya,
      I’m not sure what this question means. Perhaps it means can you grow the 22 at-risk plants covered in this book hydroponically and in the northeast. I believe hydroponics to be best suited for things like lettuce and also water plants. You might make a go of it growing true unicorn (Aletris farinosa) in the northeast in a hydroponic system. Hope that answers your question.
      Richo

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