THE BEST GARDENING BOOKS OF THE YEAR - GARDENS ILLUSTRATED
'Informative and enthusiastic' i Paper
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.
AS SEEN IN THE GUARDIAN
'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
Informative and enthusiastic
An important and accessible herbal for the 21st century . . . this book provides plenty of practical growing advice . . . Her extensive experience as a hands-on gardener gives this book added weight . . . 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
Explores the many medicinal uses for herbs and other plants
Gardener and writer Alys Fowler has a knack with words as well as plants, and in this compendium of herbs (each one smartly illustrated), she infuses each page with lore, understanding and green-fingered know-how. It makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient botanical secrets.
Your garden can be an invaluable medicine cabinet, says expert Alys Fowler
Dip into this charming miscellany of herbs from renowned horticulturalist Alys Fowler. It is ready to answer all your herb-related questions. Packed from cover-to-cover with useful growing pointers, medicinal benefits, cultural and historical background information. A must-have reference resource for any potting shed or kitchen bookshelf
Alys Fowler explores remedies from the herb patch
This manual shows you how to live a healthier lifestyle, involving the use of tried and tested plants
Informative, enthusiastic and ideal dip-in material, it makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient and worthy botanical secrets
Equips you with the knowledge to harvest everything you need
Horticultural expert and former Gardener’s World presenter Alys Fowler is an advocate of a more natural lifestyle. Her new book, A Modern Herbal, celebrates everything there is to know about herbs and their significance in our gardens, kitchens, medicine cupboards and daily lives. Here’s her perfect herbal drink inspiration to take control of your health this summer.