This third entry in the successful Essential Handbook series squeezes a wealth of fascinating information about herbs into a pocket-sized package. Over 100 life-enriching herbs are catalogued, with comprehensive reference information for each, including its Latin name, traditional uses, optimal growing conditions, and benefits to the body and mind. More than just a practical manual, it also describes key ways to incorporate any herb into daily life, whether dried in a therapeutic sachet, soaked to form a skin-soothing compress, or infused to make an uplifting tisane.
Lesley Bremness is the author of several books on herbs including The Complete Book of Herbs (2 million copies sold worldwide) and The Herbs Handbook - 700 Herbs of the World (1 million copies sold worldwide). Her many public garden designs include the award-winning A"Through the MoongateA" at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2007. Her lecturing, videos and television appearances include her own Channel 4 series, The World of Herbs.