Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

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Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton
Rodale, Jan 15, 1998 - Gardening - 545 pages
An herb is a plant valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. It is a plant not merely to look at but to use. And using herbs is the focus of this book.

Packed into these pages is an incredible amount of practical, helpful how-to information. Not just on medicinal uses of herbs, and not just on culinary uses, but on all the uses of more than 140 herbs.

 

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Informative and entertaining, this encyclopedia has already helped me improve my black thumb to more of a yellowish hue. Practical information such as ideal planting times and soil conditions fill ... Read full review

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Excellent resource, covers so many different herbs from so many angles. This will probably be my main reference because its the best I've read so far and covers everything I could possibly need to know. Read full review

Contents

Aconite 0
1
American Hellebore 0
8
Anise 0
15
Basil 0
22
Bay 9
28
Beebalm 0
39
Black Hellebore 0
47
Broom 0
55
2 l 5
217
Ginger 0
223
Goldenrod 0
230
Grindelia 0
239
Hawthorn e
275
Herb e
294
Herbs as Houseplants
305
History of Herbs
316

Caraway 0
63
Castor Bean 0
69
Cayenne Pepper 0
75
Chervil 0
83
Cinnamon 0
90
Cloves 0
93
l 03
103
Cooking with Herbs 0
114
Crafts from Herbs 0
130
Dandelion 1 4 1
142
Deadly Nightshade 0
158
Echinacea 0
176
Eleeampane 0
182
Fennel 0
188
Flax 0
194
Hop
332
Horseradish e
338
Indigo
344
Lavender
350
Lemon Verbena
358
Lobelia
364
Madder
371
Marsh Mallow e
379
Mistletoe e
389
Myrrh
396
Oregon Grape
404
Passionflower e
410
Plantain
416
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