The Tree Dispensary

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The Tree Dispensary

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The companion volume of The Tree Dispensary has a similar format to the first, with each of the thirty trees appearing in three sections, this time applied to exploring the Uses, History and Herbalism of the more Exotic trees. Some although not native can be successfully grown in a British climate, although they may need protection from frost. With introduced trees needing sheltered conditions the author speaks from the experience both of growing and harvesting them. Her personal experience with the majority of exotic trees invites the reader on her journeys, to the Caribbean for the spice trees, the Aegean island of Chios for the mastic harvest, Oman to see frankincense and North America with sassafras, profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs taken along the way.

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About The Tree Dispensary

The companion volume of The Tree Dispensary has a similar format to the first, with each of the thirty trees appearing in three sections, this time applied to exploring the Uses, History and Herbalism of the more Exotic trees. Some although not native can be successfully grown in a British climate, although they may need protection from frost. With introduced trees needing sheltered conditions the author speaks from the experience both of growing and harvesting them. Her personal experience with the majority of exotic trees invites the reader on her journeys, to the Caribbean for the spice trees, the Aegean island of Chios for the mastic harvest, Oman to see frankincense and North America with sassafras, profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs taken along the way.

From Cacao to Eucalyptus, Almond, Olive and Pomegranate to Frankincense, Prickly Ash and Black Walnut, Christina adds her own observations and insights into anecdotes of discovery and use in medicine. Traditional uses of the herbs by indigenous peoples are highlighted with respect for the suffering the repeated exploitation of medicinal spices and other exotic trees has caused.

Extracted from endorsements on the back of the book – from Rosemary Gladstar herbalist and author in America “…Having travelled the world to meet the trees she writes about, the author artfully weaves her personal insights and observations along with a wealth of practical and historical information….”

Barbara Griggs author of Green Pharmacy…. “All in all a fascinating sidelight on medical history.”

Chris Etheridge, medical herbalist, President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy….”This book is an essential and informative read for anyone interested in the healing properties of medicinal trees.”

Alex laird medical herbalist, lecturer, author of Root to Stem “This book is rich with information. Written by a herbalist historian, it is driven by a deep feeling for trees and their gifts and for the devastating history of people enslaved to cultivate them….”

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