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Detailed knowledge and recipes for everyday living – Planning an organic herb garden – Cultivation of 60 herbs – Cookery – Pot-pourri – Herb pillows – Compassionate herbs for stress – Simple medicinal remedies – Cautions on irritants and poisons.
Herbwise Naturally is ideal as a reference book, practical source of recipes and an inspirational book to dip into at odd moments. It is based on a series of herb workshops. Each section contains recipes made with groups of people who were generally novices when it comes to the use of herbs. The background information answers the questions they asked. The result is a very practical book giving detailed knowledge and recipes for everyday living.
Planning an organic herb garden is set out with diagrams of garden areas. Cultivation of 60 herbs is followed by using a selection of these in cookery recipes. With them you will find advice on herbs to add vitamins, or sugar and salt substitutes and handy tables of herb strengths and suitable partnerships of herbs with fruit and vegetables.
The section, compassionate herbs for stress explores different approaches to calming mind and body. Herbal teas, bath sachets, pot-pourri, panic and sleep pillows, diet, and a serenity garden, all play their part. In medicinal remedies simple instructions are followed. These have all been useful to the author with a growing family. Cautions on use of medicinal herbs in pregnancy, those needing careful handling and responsible planting of irritants and poisons are given at the end of the book.
Photography Christina Stapley and Di Lewis.
179 pages (26 in colour)
ISBN 0 9522336-4-9
2nd edition 2000