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A comprehensive A-Z of herbs and their uses with 700 color photographs

Author: Jessica Houdret

The fragrant waft of herbs from a sunlit garden is a sensory experience to be relished. 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. A Visual Directory of Herbs is a comprehensive botanical A-Z reference to over 270 individually photographs 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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Softcover: 160 pages
Illustrated
Title: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
Author: Jessica Houdret
Publisher: Southwater
Date: 2010
ISBN: 1844765466
Language: English
Weight: 1 lbs 14.1 ounces

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