Our affinity for natural surroundings is not simply aesthetic; people have been using plants for healing, sustenance, and comfort for millennia. In our fast-paced lives we tend to feel distant from the natural cycles of growth, but this handbook on tending flowers, herbs and trees—and using the remedies harvested from them—brings us back to nature’s ways. Each type of flora is described, along with its traditional medicinal uses. From arthritis to bronchitis, infections to fevers, there is a plant recipe for every ailment. There are also recipes for balms and teas, plus instructions for choosing and using botanical ingredients safely and creating your own healing space.