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Wild about Herbs

Roger Tabor
Reader's Digest, distributed by Bookwise International
$NZ70.95, $AUS55.00

HERBS are quite fascinating, with all their different uses, from aromatic garden plants to culinary essentials - and for their time-honoured healing powers.

This substantial new book, Wild About Herbs, tells:

  • how to grow a variety of herbs in any garden, from a courtyard to a country estate
  • which herbs to use in cooking to boost health and add flavour
  • why herbs make powerful treatments for many medical conditions - from colds to bee stings
  • how herbs can be used to make household preparations including effective cleansers and skin-rejuvenating cosmetics

The author, Roger Tabor, is a well-known biologist, broadcaster and best-selling author who has a lifelong interest in herbs.

Wild About Herbs takes you on a fascinating tour of more than 100 herbs, complete with practical advice for their growing and harvesting. There are also tips for making your own healing remedies, natural cleansers, insect repellents and more.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 119, 2003, Page 30

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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