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The Herb Almanac : A seasonal guide to medicinal plants

The Herb Almanac : A seasonal guide to medicinal plants

Chelsea Physic Garden

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A beautiful and accessible seasonal guide to herbalism from the historic botanic garden. Discover the best times of the year for growing specific healing herbs and also when and how to forage for wild medicine, such as water mint, St John's Wort, hawthorn berries and rosehips.

Recipes are included for how to use these herbs, along with folklore stories from herb wives and hedge witches, the meanings behind their names and the history of how these natural medicines were discovered. There are plenty of tips for how to create your own medicinal herb garden, even with just a few pots, along with a biodynamic guide for sowing, planting and harvesting.

Including detailed hand-drawn line illustrations to help deepen your understanding, The Herb Almanac is the perfect gift for any nature lover.


  • Introduction
  • Including using herbs as seasonally appropriate remedies and tonics, an overview of herbs in folklore, wild medicine, magic, superstition, ritual, tradition and literature and herbs in religion and floriography (the language of flowers)
  • Gathering and Using Herbs, including safe, legal and successful foraging, a brief introduction to growing your own herbs and preparing, drying and preserving herbs
  • Witches' Brews: Poisonous Plants, including an overview of herbs with interesting stories that cannot be easily used, e.g. wormwood, hemlock and mandrake
  • Herb Encyclopedia, including detailed information on over 50 different herbs

Additional Information

Author Chelsea Physic Garden
Publisher Octopus
Publication date 21 Oct 2021
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781783254590

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