The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants - Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects. Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new uses of plants, and it's certain that most of our most important drugs are derived from plants. From willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine. In this book readers can discover more than 200 life-saving plants and 25 home-grown remedies to make themselves. Each home cure is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs to show how you can be a gardener and heal yourself.
The beautifully illustrated Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants combines more than 270 plants used for their medicinal properties, as well as 24 practical projects for homemade teas, oils, tinctures and creams with a tradition of safe use.
Many of our most important drugs are derived from plants and many more are yet to be discovered: much research in this area is overseen by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where the book's three authors are employed. This contemporary Herbal offers a fresh take on the 5,000-year-old tradition of recording plants with medicinal value and with life-changing benefits.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made innumerable cintributions to the understanding of plants with benefits for humankind for more than 250 years.
The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants by Monique Simmonds, Melanie-Jayne Howes, Jason Irving
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