The Garden Apothecary by Christine Iverson
We Say: Christine Iverson, author of the bestselling "Hedgerow Apothecary," invites you once more into the world of traditional herbalism with "The Garden Apothecary." Here is a complete guide that turns your kitchen into nothing less than a scented healing sanctuary. Written with the goal of giving you the knowledge, skills and above all confidence to create remedies, food, beauty and wellbeing products. All this together with clever notions that transform housework into something magical …..
Whether you need a little guidance or more this book has you covered. With each plant it gives you its properties and a section with eye catching pictures, tips on plant identification, medicinal uses, history and even a little folklore (always a winner with us ). So when you start to create you feel as if you are working alongside an old friend …
We especially loved Angelica and Ginger Indigestion Syrup, Cornflower Ink, Aloe VeraAfterSun Soother and Nettle and Lemon Cake - irresistible.
It will inform you all the way from harvesting your ingredients and sterilising bottles to presentation and storage (really handy this, so helpful to know how long things will keep).
If you don't have a garden no problem…the hedgerows are out there and so are your local shops! Creating your own essentials from scratch gives you a gratifying understanding of body, mind, and your home, plus the skills and inspiration to make gifts that truly come from the heart. …Sounds good to us!
The Publisher Says: Unlock the sustainable and ethical art of the apothecary, and explore its rich folklore and history. Discover the hidden delights in your own garden and how to use them to make delicious edible treats, herbal cures and restorative beauty products. With photographs to help you safely identify edible plants and tips on how best to prepare and preserve your finds, this is the essential guide to enjoying the home-grown riches of your garden.