Traditionally, plants were used to treat and cure whatever ails, from cuts and burns to colds and flu, from stress and insomnia to arthritis and hemorrhoids. Now you can harness nature’s healing power in your garden. In this book, which has been seven years in development, veteran garden writers Alison Beck and A.H. Jackson feature some of the most common and easy-to-grow plants that also have medicinal qualities. Each of the 87 accounts includes:
• medicinal properties
• historic and contemporary healthful, healing uses
• height, spread and hardiness
• prominent features such as habit, flower colour and bloom time
• planting information, including sun and soil requirements
• tips on where and how to include it in your garden
• recommended species and varieties
• problems and pests
• 175 colour photos.
By no means a medical resource, this gardening guide is simply that― a how-to for growing medicinal plants.
About the Author
A.H. Jackson was born into a family of food producers and experienced the food business from harvest to table. Weather and gardens are intrinsic to food production, and Alan writes on those subjects, drawing on his experience as the owner-operator of a large greenhouse/garden centre. He is the author of The Canadian Food Encyclopedia and three bestselling gardening guides: Square Metre Gardening for Canada, Beginner Gardening for Canada and 1001 Tips for Canadian Gardeners.