The Hedgerow Apothecary by Christine Iverson
We Say: Christine Iverson is an experienced author whose love of all things Hedgerow has taken her from teaching Medieval and Tudor Medicine to running folklore and foraging workshops, (so she really knows her stuff !) Inside is a journey all the way from gathering plants to a finished curative, recipe, gift or tonic with candles and facial scrubs thrown in for good measure and so much more. We can recommend the Willow Bark Salve and Dandelion Tonic. Easy to follow Wheel of the Year projects and absorbing background history, plus advice on putting together your own tool kit and foraging etiquette this truly is a versatile book. It gives you the gift of traditional skills and methods at your fingertips, written from the heart to encourage and inspire the healer within.
The Publisher Says: Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past. Discover how to make delicious preserves, healing balms, soothing toddies and cures for colds with nature’s jewels such as rose hips, elderberries and mugwort. This sustainable and ethical art is also laced with fascinating folklore and steeped in history. With photographs to help you safely identify edible plants, advice on what is available each season and how best to prepare and preserve your finds, this is the essential guide to enjoying the bountiful delights of the hedgerows.