A beautifully-illustrated pocket guide book for the gardener who wants to grow culinary and other herbs which may have medicinal uses rather than a directory of medical herbalism. Stephan is a horticulturist who clearly describes more than 130 different plants, most of which can either enhance a dish or add healing elements to our lives. Not all are suitable for eating but may instead be used as poultices, fragrances or even dyes. As well as the old favourites, he features such lesser-known herbs as elecampane, which has been used for throat problems since Biblical times and lupin which makes a soothing skin preparation. A perfect guide for creating a fragrant, beautiful and unusual herb garden.
2015. 320 pages. RRP £12.99