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Description - An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs by Jessica Houdret

This is a comprehensive, botanical A-Z reference to herbs, photographed in close-up for easy plant identification. This is an expert guide on how to grow and use all kinds of herbs successfully. It contains detailed features on the major herbs and full descriptions including history, habitat, cultivation, uses and related species for over 250 herbs, all pictured in colour. Harvesting and storage are clearly explained, and there are recipes for herb oils, vinegars, teas, poultices, and other therapeutic concoctions. Medicinal, culinary and aromatic properties are all discussed and explained. Since ancient times, cultures all over the world have prized herbs for their scents, medicinal properties, and remarkable seasoning qualities. Herbs are as relevant today as they have always been. "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs" is a comprehensive botanical A-Z reference to over 250 individually photographed herbs. Full descriptions of each herb are given, with essential information on habitat, cultivation, and the parts of the herb used for their culinary, fragrant or medicinal properties. Harvesting and storage are clearly explained, and you can delight in recipes for herb oils, vinegars, teas, poultices, and other therapeutic concoctions. Caution boxes will alert you to any aspects of the plant's character you should steer clear of. An inspirational but practical directory of herbs, this is the ultimate reference to using and growing herbs successfully.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844765461
ISBN-10: 1844765466
Format: Paperback
(297mm x 228mm x 15mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Southwater
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Publish Date: 31-May-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jessica Houdret

Jessica Houdret's interest in herbs began over 20 years ago, when she started a business in growing and selling herbs and ran workshops on their many uses. She is a long-standing member and a past Chairman of the Herb Society and was on the council of the British Herb Trade Association. Jessica writes articles on herbs for national publications and was a regular contributor to the part-work Aromatherapy and Natural Health. She has written books on cooking with herbs, herb gardening, pot-pourri and natural fragrance as well as editing titles on healing with herbs. She is the author of The Home Apothecary, a guide to growing and the Ultimate Book of Herbs and Herb Gardening.

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