The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs

The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs

Growing, Health & Beauty, Cooking, Crafts

Book - 2009
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This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants-from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing- including their health benefits.
This guide unravels the mysteries of these versatile plants, with savvy tips and simple formulas for maximizing their powers. Did you know?
*Mint can repel ants, flies, mice, and moths
*Garlic can seriously lower cholesterol
*Chives, fennel, tarragon, thyme, oregano, and winter savory are perennials *Rosemary was used in the Middle Ages for its tranquilizing effects, and it is still a digestion aid
Known for alleviating common ailments, herbs are an ancient natural wonder-herbs are hotter than ever. Extremely informative and fascinating, this book will help you find which herb can treat various complaints. Throughout the guide are instructions for bursting-with-flavor recipes, health-care products, decorative craft ideas, insect repellents, cosmetics, cleaning agents, and much more.
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, c2009
ISBN: 9780762107964
Branch Call Number: 635.7 COMPLETE
Characteristics: 399 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Reader's Digest Association

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Oct 03, 2015

An impressive summary of herbs and the many uses for them with ideas from beauty to household cleaning to crafts to cooking. I highly recommend this book but I do offer a word of warning: it is written for a British audience so some conversions are needed, as well as some ingredients that are not offered in the United States.


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