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The Complete Illustrated Book to Herbs: Growing, Health and Beauty, Cooking, Crafts by Reader's Digest

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  • ISBN 10 0762107960
  • ISBN 13 9780762107964
  • Published Mar 12 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Publisher Reader's Digest

Publishers Text

This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants - from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing - including their health benefits.

This guide unravels the mysteries of these versatile plants, with savvy tips and simple formulas for maximizing their powers. Did you know?

  • Mint can repel ants, flies, mice, and moths
  • Garlic can seriously lower cholesterol
  • Chives, fennel, tarragon, thyme, oregano, and winter savory are perennials
  • Rosemary was used in the Middle Ages for its tranquilizing effects, and it is still a digestion aid

Known for alleviating common ailments, herbs are an ancient natural wonder - herbs are hotter than ever. Extremely informative and fascinating, this book will help you find which herb can treat various complaints. Throughout the guide are instructions for bursting-with-flavor recipes, health-care products, decorative craft ideas, insect repellents, cosmetics, cleaning agents, and much more.

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