Some of the most effective natural medicines can easily be made at home, not only from what we conventionally think of as herbs, but from common weeds, garden plants, wild flowers and an impressive array of fruits, vegetables and culinary seasonings.
100 Great Natural Remedies explains how to prepare tinctures and infusions, ointments and creams, tonic wines and cough syrups, based on the contents of your kitchen cupboard or back garden, or what you can collect on a country walk. It also guides the reader through first aid 'in the field,' using wild plants should accidents happen away from home. A section on common ailments helps you diagnose your problem accurately, and find the best remedy for it.
From the use of cabbage leaves to ease aching joints, through lemon juice or fresh plantain leaves to relieve itching skins, to the medical wisdom behind eating an apple a day, herbalist Penelope Ody examines some of the healing properties of familiar plants that can easily help you to improve and maintain your own health.
Lavishly illustrated, authoritative and easy to follow an indispensable guide for everyone who cares about their own and their family's health.
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