The Country Diary Herbal Sarah Hollis

ISBN: 9780805014143

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Hardcover

160 pages


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The Country Diary Herbal  by  Sarah Hollis

The Country Diary Herbal by Sarah Hollis
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The Country Diary Herbal is packed full of information relating to the cultivation and various uses of different types of herbs in medicine, cooking and cosmetics. There is a large, detailed section devoted to an alphabetical listing of fifty of theMoreThe Country Diary Herbal is packed full of information relating to the cultivation and various uses of different types of herbs in medicine, cooking and cosmetics. There is a large, detailed section devoted to an alphabetical listing of fifty of the principle herb varieties.

Learn how to reconstruct a period herb garden, or alternatively create your own original design. Discover how to make potpourris, herb pillows, herb vinegars and oils, and many more attractive ideas for presents.Edith Holdens enchanting watercolours immortalised in The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady and The Nature Notes of An Edwardian Lady, the international bestsellers, have inspired this delightful present-day herbal.Illustrated with paintings from Edith Holdens original works and specially commissioned photographs by Simon McBride, The Country Diary Herbal is attractive as well as being entertaining and highly informative.In a brief historical section, the author describes how and why herbs were grown in the past by the Romans, the medieval monks, Elizabethan ladies and their descendants.

Learn why famous herbalists and their herbals had such a dramatic effect on the lifestyle of the time.Today, herbs are used from choice rather than necessity- most good chemists stock a range of herbal medicines and cosmetics and few cooks tolerate a kitchen without dried or fresh herbs.

The extensive use of herbs in the home is no longer considered cranky or old-fashioned and there is a great demand for information on how to make ones own natural and non-allergic remedies.This beautiful book will captivate would-be herbalists at all levels of interest and ability. Another practical yet beautifully designed addition to the popular Country Diary series.



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