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  • The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants

    …procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine. The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants features an A-Z of over 270 lifesaving plants and 24 practical projects for making homemade teas, oils, tinctures and…

  • Hedgerow Medicine

    …herbs. With information on making tinctures, infused oils, ointments, and descriptions of 50 native plants each with a colour photograph, a description of the plant, historical and current medicinal uses, details of how, what and when to harvest, and the methods of processing the medicinal parts.

  • Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine

    History, literature, and botany meet in this delightful tour of how humans have relied on plants to nourish, shelter, heal, clothe, and even entertain us. Did you know that During World War II, the US Navy paid kids to collect milkweed's fluffy white floss, which was then used as filling for life…

  • Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

    …With health care costs soaring and the frightening list of side effects from pharmaceutical drugs continuing to build, many are looking to herbal medicine for a gentler, less expensive approach to treating everyday ailments. This title covers 33 common plants that can be grown nearly anywhere and…

  • Nature's Pharmacopeia: A World of Medicinal Plants

    This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest,…

  • Rhubarbarbia: Recipes for Rhubarb

    Mary Prior has compiled an anthology of recipes ancient and modern that highlight rhubarb which first came to us as a medicine but which has successfully naturalized as an especial British favorite. Drawing on the cuisines of England, Scotland, the Highlands and Islands, Scandinavia and other parts…

  • Britain's Wild Flowers

    …to prevent damage to their feet as they marched. From periwinkles, beloved of Chaucer, and the oxlips and "nodding violet" growing in the forest of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the book celebrates the important role wildflowers have played in literature, as well as their uses in food and medicin

  • The Garden Forager

    …edible and medicinal plants, grown mainly for their ornamental appearance. Most gardeners are completely unaware that what they have actually planted is a rather exotic kitchen garden. The Garden Forager explores over 40 of the most popular garden plants that have edible, medicinal or even cosmetic…

  • Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

    …the plants highly regarded for their medicinal qualities, this fascinating offering from garden expert Bill Laws unearths the stories behind some of the world's best-known plants. The plants are assessed by their influence in the categories of edible, medicinal, practical and commerical, allowing…

  • Collins Gem: Wild Flowers

    …including both common and scientific names of each wild flower. Additionally, each entry features illustrations and description of appearance and colour, details on size, type of habitat, geographical range and flowering season, along with helpful information on herbal medicinal uses of each flower.

  • Botanic Gardens

    …botanic gardens combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access. For centuries they have variously focused on cultivating medicinal and exotic plants, introducing lucrative crops such as tea and rubber to new countries, preserving international plant collections, scientific…

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  • The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit

    …of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout and details the cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases and culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each variety. It is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.

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