Bruton-Seal, Julie & Seal, Matthew
Printed in England, paperback, 224 pages
195 x 250mm
Britain's hedgerows abount with remedies for many of today's health problems. It is medicine for free and this book will help you identify it and use it safely.
Since its publicaton in 2008, Hedgerow Medicine has become a herbal bestseller, the inspiration for medicinal foragers old and new. Julie Bruton-Seal, a practising medical herbalist, and her co-author, the editor and writer Matthew Seal, have lovingly assembled practical information on the use of over 50 native plants, illustrated by Julie's stunning photographs.
Hedgerow Medicine offers clear instruction on which plants to harvest, and when, and details over 120 recipes, showing how to make them into teas, vinegars, oils, creams, pillows, poultices or tinctures. Julie and Matthew explain which ailments can be treated and what benefits can be expected.
Harvesting from the hedgerow 10
Using your hedgerow harvest 12
|Blackberry, Bramble 32
||Pellitory of the wall 140
||Red clover 155
|Couch grass 54
||Red poppy 158
|Curled dock 58
||Rosebay willowherb 162
||Shepherd's purse 171
|Guelder rose, Crampbark 78
||St John's wort 176
||Sweet cicely 182
|Honeysuckle, Woodbine 86
|Horse chestnut 90
||White deadnettle 191
||Wild lettuce 194
||Wild rose 196
|Lime, Linden 100
||Wood betony 206
Notes to the text 216
Recommended reading 219
The authors 224
Hedgerow Medicine is a wonderful book that all herbalists need. It embodies a heartfelt love of herbalism combined with clearly articulated scientific insights. I plan to get some schools here [California] using it and will promote it as much as possible.
David Hoffman, author of 'Holistic Herbal'
My absolute herbal inspiration nowadays is Julie and Matthew's wonderful book, Hedgerow Medicine, which to my mind is the best home-use British herbal that has ever been written - such a beautiful, inspiring and empowering book!
Rose Titchiner, flower essence maker
Contains enough information to save the NHS a fortune.
I don't say this too often about the books, I review, but this book is without quesiton one you simply must have.
About the Authors
Julie Bruton-Seal is a practising naturopathic herbalist, iridologist and craniosacral therapist. A Fellow of the Association of Master Herbalists (AMA), she is also a writer, photographer, artist, silversmith and graphic designer.
Matthew Seal has worked as an editor and writer in books, magazines and newspapers for over fifty years, in the UK and South Africa. He founded the Professional Editors' Group in Johannesburg and is an advanced professional member of the Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).
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