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The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants

By Royal Botanic Gardens Kew



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Author Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Author Monique Simmonds
Author Melanie-Jayne Howes
Author Jason Irving
Binding Hardback
Date published February 2017
Number of pages 224
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN / Item No. 9780711238107


With most of our important drugs derived from plants including willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine.

The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants features an A-Z of over 270 lifesaving plants and 24 practical projects for making homemade teas, oils, tinctures and creams. With step-by-step photographs and instructions, learn how to heal yourself with these homemade remedies through gardening.

Filled with beautiful botanical illustrations, this book is the perfect reference book for anyone wanting to learn more about the benefits of medicinal plants.

© The Royal Horticultural Society 2017