The Healing Garden comprehensive and lushly photographed guide to growing and using healing plants, including recipes, from the founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
Herb gardens bring us deep into the heart of our medicine – when we step inside, their beauty and healing literally surround us. In The Healing Garden, Juliet Blankespoor gives us an exceptional guide: how to design the herb garden of our dreams and organically grow some of the most healing plants on the planet. Throughout the pages of this vibrant book, you’ll learn how to transform your garden harvests into botanical medicine and health-giving foods. Detailed herbal profiles, step-by-step photographic tutorials, and clear instructions light your way, including over 80 recipes for herbal teas, tinctures, oils, salves, syrups, and more.
This is the ultimate reference for anyone looking to bring the beauty and therapeutic properties of plants into their garden, kitchen, and home apothecary.
Both informative and accessible, it covers how to plan your garden (including container gardening for small spaces); essential information on seed propagation, soil quality, and holistic gardening practices; 30 detailed profiles of must-know plants (including growing information, medicinal properties, and how to use them); foundational principles of herbalism; step-by-step photographic tutorials for preparing botanical medicine and healing foods; and 70 recipes for teas, tinctures, oils, salves, syrups, and more.
Packed with sumptuous photography, this book will appeal to home gardeners who want to branch out to culinary and medicinal herbs, home cooks and those interested in natural wellness, and novice and skillful herbalists alike.
Every copy of The Healing Garden includes access to TheHealingGardenGateway.com on online portal of free resources including regional herb growing guides, printable planting charts, and video tutorials on growing herbs and making herbal products.
Hardback book from Harper Collins, 440 pages
First Edition, published 2022
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