The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm is the first cultivation guide of its kind, and presents invaluable information for growers interested in producing high-quality medicinal herbs. The book includes 79 detailed herb profiles, growing information and medicinal uses. Peg Schafer, long-time grower and teacher, guides readers with information on propagating, cultivating and harvesting Chinese herbs, and presents fascinating new scientific data revealing the age-old wisdom of nature and the traditional systems of Chinese medicine. Through the detailed herb profiles - all tested and trialled on her certified organic farm - Schafer provides easy-to-follow information, suitable for both growers and practitioners, for growing effective wild-simulated herbs. The book also includes important information on species conservation, crop integration and how to avoid the introduction of invasive species. Traditional medicinal uses for each herb and delicious recipes are featured throughout.
Peg Schafer is recognised as one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of the cultivation of Asian herbs. After over 15 years of commercial herb cultivation and research at the Chinese Medicinal herb Farm in Ptealuma, California, Schafer has distilled her findings into this guide for growers and practitioners of Chinese medicine.