Thanks to exceptional photographic plates showing detailed views of
all parts of the fresh plant, you will quickly learn to recognize them
when out foraging. For any plant lover or green witch, the beautiful
photographs make this book an absolute treasure.
the fascinating history of these plants, their active components and
therapeutic properties, and learn how to prepare safe herbal remedies
including infusions, tinctures, oils and lotions. This journey into
plant-based well-being is guided by a respected ethnobotanist and doctor
of phytotherapy, meaning you can grow your knowledge of this natural
science with complete confidence.
are ordered alphabetically, and each species has its own dedicated page
packed with information. The guide covers a huge range of common plants,
including almond, blackcurrant, borage, caraway, chard, chicory,
dandelion, fig, hazel, ivy, juniper, nettle, poppy, cornflower, cowslip,
oak, walnut, eucalyptus, fennel, flax, nasturtium, heather,
horse-chestnut, jasmine, lavender, leek, mint, oregano, pomegranate,
raspberry, rosemary, St. John's-wort, watercress, thyme and yarrow.
the end of the book, you'll find a small practical guide for budding
herbalists, featuring useful tips for picking and preserving plants
while being an environmentally responsible picker, ensuring you always
show respect to nature and its 'magical' healing powers. The healing
properties referenced for each plant are fully explained and there's a
glossary of botanical terms to ensure that everything is clear for
Use the two handy indexes
at the end of the book to search for plants by health benefit or by
name, making it quick and easy to find the perfect remedy for any
ailment, condition or illness. You'll find suggested treatments for
nausea, coughs, colds and flu, acne, burns, bites and sprains, as well
as ideas for pain relief, skincare and aids for digestion, stress, sleep
This magnificent book will satisfy
all your curiosities about healing plants and become your essential
companion to herbal medicines and natural beauty products.
Hardcover Book, 11" X 9", 224 pages.