Healing with Plants: The Chelsea Physic Garden Herbal (Hardcover)
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A modern herbal guide for healing with plants.
Discover the healing powers of plants in this stunning, definitive herbal guide from one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world, Chelsea Physic Garden.
From the common stinging nettle, which is more nutritious than all the vegetables in your local supermarket to incredible adaptogenic properties of ashwagandha, the plant world is the most incredible medicine cabinet we have and herbal healing has a rich and fascinating history.
Be inspired by this beautiful guide to bring more plants into your life for health, wellbeing and happiness. The book includes a fascinating and broad introduction to herbal traditions, how to make plant-based preparations and tells the stories of more than 140 herbs and plants. Tips on growing these plants are also included, alongside recipes that anyone can try at home.
About the Author
Tucked away beside the River Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a magical living library that houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants. Medicinal plants have been grown at the Garden since the 17th century, a tradition continued in the present day with displays of medicinal and herbal species used globally in the past, present and potentially in the future. The Garden is also part of the long tradition of published herbals - for example A Curious Herbal was written and illustrated by Elizabeth Blackwell using plant specimens from the Garden and was published in weekly parts between 1737-39.