The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs

The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs

by Editors of Reader's Digest
     
 

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. Now you can discover the joy and pleasure of growing your own herbs-for spicing up meals, creating crafts, treating ailments, and more. In this comprehensive and beautifully

Overview

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. Now you can discover the joy and pleasure of growing your own herbs-for spicing up meals, creating crafts, treating ailments, and more. In this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated herbal guide you'll find information on their history, cultivation, propagation, and harvesting, along with a wealth of great ideas for using herbs everyday in a variety of ways.
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.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781606522615
    Publisher:
    Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
    Publication date:
    04/21/2011
    Pages:
    400
    Product dimensions:
    7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)
    Age Range:
    18 Years

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