E-book ISBN: 978-1-61188-044-1
Publication Date: June 26, 2012 -- Approximately 400 print pages
Plant Power is your one-stop guide to effectively growing and using thirty great medicinal herbs. Offering first-hand knowledge and years of herbal experience, author Laurel Dewey (aka “The Humorous Herbalist”) leads readers on a step-by-step journey that takes you from your own backyard and into the wild green yonder. Learn when to plant seeds, what time of year is best for harvesting, which parts of the plant are the most medicinally potent, and how to preserve herbs for later use. Discover timesaving secrets on ways to avoid common herb garden mistakes and how to get the most out of your medicinal bounty. As an added bonus, you will learn which herbs can be sliced, diced, and pounded into “wild food” recipes that contain vitamins, minerals, and energy-sustaining protein.
Everything you need to become “herbally” self-sufficient is here:
•Why would you want to purposely sting yourself with a stinging nettle?
•What can alfalfa and red clover do to improve poor garden soil?
•When does usnea, a common tree fungus, turn into an incredible anti-viral agent?
•Would you believe that pine sap could prevent infections in a wound?
•How can “weeds” such as burdock, chickweed, and yellow dock keep you healthy and full of energy?
The answers to these and other herbal questions are at your fingertips. So, grab a shovel, get some seeds, and start that medicinal garden.
Bookreporter says, “Laurel Dewey has definitely earned a place in any discussion of the top mystery authors of the present day.” Over the years, the creative team at The Story Plant has been involved in the development of many of the suspense genre’s brightest stars. When we first read national bestselling author Laurel Dewey, we knew we were meeting a writer with as much storytelling energy and raw emotional power as any we’d encountered. Readers share our enthusiasm, writing rhapsodically about their experiences with her novels and their emotional connection with Dewey’s unforgettable main character, Detective Jane Perry. Meanwhile, Dewey's standalone novel, Betty's (Little Basement) Garden will let you see the world in a completely different way, and Dewey can even help you grow healthier plants.