by: Julie Bruton-Seal

We are lucky in Britain to have access to a wealth of wild plants to harvest for food and medicine. Elder, nettles, plantain, dandelion, dock, cleavers, yarrow and self-heal are among the most potent of medicinal plants, yet grow almost everywhere. Hedgerow Medicine gives clear instructions on using fifty common medicinal plants, with details on harvesting and recipes for making your own teas, tinctures, glycerites, poultices, oxymels, ointments and other preparations. It also gives a fascinating insight into the literary, historic and worldwide application of the fifty common plants that it covers. This is the sort of book you can enjoy in an armchair, browsing for pure pleasure, or you can kick into gear and use it as a great practical handbook for making your own herbal remedies.
'New legislation has just been introduced which may make it more difficult to buy some herbal remedies in the shops, so it makes sense to reclaim our right to enjoy the benefits of Nature's Pharmacy in the most fundamental way - by learning to grow and harvest our own!'
To find out more about the new legislation on herbal and other alternative remedies, and how you can make a difference, visit these websites:http://www.consumersforhealthchoice.com/, http://www.anh-europe.org/ http://www.ocphm.org.uk/
224pp, 189mm x 246mm, illus. in colour, hardback, 2009