Revised with an updated text and 50 new colour photographs, many specially commissioned, this encyclopaedic manual includes: a modern herbal of 300 plants with full cultivation details and uses; designing a herb garden; planning a garden - choosing herbs, organic growing, propagation, harvesting, drying and storing; cooking with herbs and spices - ...
Revised with an updated text and 50 new colour photographs, many specially commissioned, this encyclopaedic manual includes: a modern herbal of 300 plants with full cultivation details and uses; designing a herb garden; planning a garden - choosing herbs, organic growing, propagation, harvesting, drying and storing; cooking with herbs and spices - 200 recipes; household herbs and spices - herbs for potpourri and herbal pillows, for washing and polishing, candle-making and herbal dyes; natural cosmetics - distillation techniques and herb scents, bathing, skin care, herbal hair care, colourants and dyes; herbs for health - safe herbal preparations for relaxation, invigorating tonics, remedies for digestion, coughs, colds, fevers, and first aid. Sarah Garland is also the author of "The Herb Garden" and the writer and illustrator of the children's books, "Doing the Washing", "Coming to Tea" and the "Sam" series - "Sam and Joe", "Sam's the Name", "Supersam" and "Sam's Cat".
Good. Very minimal damage to the cover no holes or tears, only minimal scuff marks minimal wear binding majority of pages undamaged minimal creases or tears. Book may have writing, underlining, highlighting, wear to cover and corners, notes in margins, writing.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
This is a wonderful book. I had first found it in the library and was very pleased to find it here. The drawings are great and help immensely when trying to find these herbs in wild life. The description on the use of the herbs are very useful also.
Many useful recipes in the back of the book also. This is a keep sake!
Publishers Weekly, 1993-08-30 If you've sometimes wondered what yarrow, et al., is good for, this book can tell you: it is ``a wound herb, astringent and healing, and rich in vitamins and minerals.'' Moreover, it may even ``increase the health of nearby plants.'' Entries in this herbal resource also offer directions to would-be growers, the various amusing common names of the assembled plants (for coriander, ``dizzycorn,'' for cassia, ``bastard cinnamon'') and historical asides: the Incas, for example, worshipped the sunflower. In addition, there are recipes--for soap, bath oil, herbal dyes, pomanders, and edible contrivances: toffee, salad, green mayonnaise and more. Nicely designed but not remarkable, the volume is illustrated with a range of graphics, from medieval woodcuts to the glow of contemporary color photography. (Sept.)
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