A Modern Herbal

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Lovingly collated by horticultural expert and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler, this miscellany celebrates everything there is to know about herbs and their significance in our gardens, kitchens, medicine cupboards and daily lives. With her unparalleled horticultural experience, Alys explores the abundance of uses of these incredible plants and writes beautifully about how herbs have become entwined in our lives past and present. Designed to inform, entertain and delight, this book offers a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, accompanied by beautiful line illustrations, and will be a welcome and well-thumbed addition to every potting shed, kitchen shelf and bedside table.

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THE BEST GARDENING BOOKS OF THE YEAR – GARDENS ILLUSTRATED

‘Informative and enthusiastic’
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PLANT-BASED MEDICINE FOR A CALMER, HEALTHIER LIFE

It’s easy to turn to the pharmacy when we’re stressed, sick or feeling under the weather, but what if you turned to your garden instead?

In this accessible and easy to use manual, horticultural expert, former Gardener’s World presenter and Guardian columnist, Alys Fowler, shows how to take control of your health by adopting a more natural lifestyle.

For thousands of years, people who had no access to clinical medicine knew how to boost their well-being by using the ingredients they found in plants. Herbs are the people’s medicine; often freely available and abundant, they are ready and waiting to be plucked from around you to soothe and heal your body and mind.

With guides for how to use and grow over 100 herbs – for example how to use fennel for indigestion, camomile for anxiety and nettle for hayfever – you’ll soon be heading into the garden, rather than opening the medicine cabinet.

Offering a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, A Modern Herbal reveals how common herbs are the simple, cleansing way to better health and happiness.

‘An important and accessible herbal for the 21st century . . . For anyone delving into herbs for the first time or those who want to broaden their herbal repertoire in the garden and home, this book is much needed’ Gardens Illustrated

AS SEEN IN THE GUARDIAN

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Weight 0.899 kg
Dimensions 23.3 × 17.8 × 3.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

301

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

581.63 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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