The Herbal Apothecary by Christine Iverson
We Say: The Herbal Apothecary transforms your kitchen into a gateway to the enchanting world of the home herbalist's art where the time honoured secrets of herbcraft and fresh skills are waiting to be discovered . This indispensable guide gifts to you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of herbs, oils and spices, where healing remedies come to life in a cloud of enticing fragrances and flavours. A most welcome addition to the bookshelves of beginners and practised hands alike.
Full of rituals, recipes and remedies filled with nature's almost magical benefits, hidden in the everyday, plus often overlooked herbs and spices found in gardens and kitchens and also in your local shops. Amongst the considerable simple treasury of recipes for the kitchen, beauty products and household essentials, you will find:
Elder Leaf Salve
Sparkling Hops Water
Horseradish and Apple Sinus Remedy
Witch Hazel Deodorant
There is so much to choose from, with a clear and enlightening introduction to each plant with delightful photographs. Together with a detailed and easy to follow ‘forward’ by Christine on storing and preparing plants you will certainly be inspired. We certainly were - the Aromatic Firelighters are a scent sensation! … Accept this charming invitation to join past generations of Herbalists and carry their skills forward. So grab your apron - a world of wonders is at your fingertips!
The Publisher Says: For centuries, healers and herbalists have looked to nature. They have made salves, toddies, teas, balms and preserves as cures for common ailments and to add piquant aromas and flavours to dishes - and now you can too. Inside this beautiful guide you will find photographs to help you safely identify edible plants; advice on what is available in each season; guidance on how best to grow, prepare and preserve your herbs and spices; useful herbal remedies and delicious recipes to try; and the fascinating folklore and history of aromatic plants.
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