This is a compact encyclopedia of the most well-known medicinal plants, explaining their origins and therapeutic properties. It is a beautifully packaged hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging, that is richly illustrated with vintage postcard-sized images.
How did aspirin originate from the Willow? What is an alternative name for catnip? Where does Eucalyptus come from? What benefits are there from drinking Chamomile tea? With which affliction does cornflower water help? What is the use of slipping hop cones into your pillow case? Why is a dandelion detox treatment recommended after winter? This little book, illustrated with charming vintage pictures, takes you on a journey to explore more than 70 types of medicinal plants and explains their origins, features and therapeutic properties.
With a training in botany, Elisabeth Trotignon is the author of several books on plants.