Monday, December 1, 2014

REVIEW: The Herb Book

The Herb Book
John Lust

Genre: Botany, Herbal Remedies
Publication: Dover Publications
Publication date: 5.10.2014
Pages: 640

Recommended by: NetGalley, Read 2 Review
Date read: 11.24.2014

Summary: More than 2,000 listings offer remedies for ragged nerves, nightmares, and coughing fits as well as suggestions for adding spice to recipes, coloring fabrics, freshening breath, and a host of other uses.  Complete and concise descriptions of herbs, illustrated by more than 275 line drawings, offer the most comprehensive catalog of "miracle plants" ever published.

This is an amazing book that I am glad to add to my collection.  I have always been interested in botany, gardening and the different uses of plants and herbs and this book is full of over 2,000.  It begins with lists of herbs that can be used for different situations (i.e. upset stomach, trouble sleeping), then continues on to specifics on individual herbs, including recipes/preparations for the use of each.  There are some beautifully done hand-drawn pictures included throughout as well.  A very interesting and helpful book that will be of quite a bit of use throughout the rest of my life.  

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