Related to: 'The Handmade Apothecary'

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Adaptogens

Paula Grainger
Authors:
Paula Grainger

Increasing numbers of people are suffering from stress, anxiety and fatigue caused by lack of sleep, digital overload and our 24/7 lifestyle. In Adaptogens, Medical Herbalist Paula Grainger provides an answer to this modern-day affliction by introducing us to the group of powerful herbal ingredients known as adaptogens.Adaptogens, such as Ashwagandha, Maca, Korean ginseng, Turmeric, Reishi mushrooms, Liquorice, Rosemary and Rhodiola, have been scientifically proven to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and prevent adrenal imbalances that can lead to adrenal fatigue and 'burn-out'. Delve into the history and science of these miraculous plants and learn how to maximize wellness using the most easy-to-source adaptogens, incorporating them into your life via delicious smoothies, energy bites and desserts, invigorating teas, tonics and lattes, and wonderful beauty elixirs.

Kyle Books

The Art of Herbs for Health

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan

This beautifully photographed book contains a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to improve their health with herbs. Herbal medicine has been used for centuries, and in this thoughtful and inspiring guide, Rebecca Sullivan shares a combination of traditional wisdom and modern ideas.The Treatment section includes Ginger and Pepperment Travel Sickness Pastilles and Herby Chest Rub, while the Drinks & Tonics chapter offers Sage and Lavender Kefir and Tarragon Tincture. There is also a selection of foods using herbs for health, including Herby Ice Lollies and Lemon Balm Bliss Balls. The book is also full of Rebecca's brilliant tips and advice - from soaking your feet in cool black tea to fix smelly feet to making ginger-infused ice cubes to combat nausea.With a detailed herb glossary and plenty of information about essential oils, this is an essential volume for every would-be modern apothecary.

Kyle Books

The Art of Edible Flowers

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan

This gorgeous little book is a joyful exploration of the many ways in which flowers can be used in a range of delicious recipes. From Rose and Lavender Cocktail Syrup to Jasmine and Green Tea Ice Cream, the ideas and flavours are subtly, deliciously floral. Savoury options include Courgette Carpaccio with Wood Sorrel Flowers and Artichokes with Roasted Garlic and Chive Flowers, while the drinks range from Fermented Elderflower Fizz to soothing Poppy Milk.Rebecca's creative ideas and thoughtful approach make the entire process of cooking a mindful experience, from picking the flowers through to the very last bite.Bursting with beautiful creations and infused with natural flavours, this volume offers recipes suitable for all abilities.

Kyle Books

The Art of Natural Beauty

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan
Kyle Books

Tonics & Teas

Rachel De Thample, Rachel De Thample
Authors:
Rachel De Thample, Rachel De Thample

Everyone knows that chamomile tea is the answer to a good night's sleep, that lemon tea is an invigorating way to start your morning and that ginger tea can settle your stomach. But did you know that Jamu Kunyit, a ginger and turmeric tonic, is the Balinese equivalent of `an apple a day' to `keep health problems at bay'; that herbal medicinal vinegars can be antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral as well as helping fight respiratory infections, coughs and bronchitis; or that adding black pepper and coconut oil to any turmeric drink can help your body reap the benefits more effectively? Rachel de Thample has gathered a collection of the best of these ancient drinks and traditional remedies, along with a few modern spins, offering tips on how to best build them into a busy lifestyle. Organised into three chapters, she covers Tonics such as Dairy Keifr, Beet Kvass, Nettle Tonic and Ginger Shots; Teas such as Grasshopper Tea, Spice Route Tea, Armenian Herbal Tea and Afghan Pin Chai, plus delicious and beneficial Drinks such as Elderflower Cordial, Amazake and Kombucha. This eclectic mix of natural brews is the perfect way to give your body a healthy boost.

Aster

The Turmeric Cookbook

Aster
Authors:
Aster
Kyle Books

The Art of the Natural Home

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan

This book is perfect for those interested in sustainability, natural products and mindfulness. It's all about taking the time to create your own homemade products, from facemasks to floor polish and from medicinal honey to massage oil. Taking inspiration from her grandmother's generation, Rebecca Sullivan has put together this thoughtful and appealing manual to caring for yourself and your home. Traditional methods are resurrected or updated to suit the modern home, using simple, natural ingredients.The first part of the book is dedicated to the Home, and covers cleaning products for every room, recipes for pickles and preserves, and tips on everything from natural laundry treatments to how to grow your own cocktail garden. The second part covers Health & Beauty, and includes bath salts, make up, serums, perfumes and even beard oil, as well as healing remedies such as burn salves and herbal teas. This inspiring guide is a must for anyone interested in living a simpler, more purposeful life.

Kyle Books

The Wholefood Pantry

Amber Rose
Authors:
Amber Rose

'Kitchen staples and basic recipes are the nuts and bolts of every cook's kitchen. They are what I like to call the toolbox recipes. They are the flavoursome, nourishing base components and little extras that can finish a dish to make it sing.' Rid your cupboards of readymade, processed 'staples' and change the way you cook with this essential collection of healthy recipes for stocks, sauces, spice mixes, butters, oils, ferments, cultures, chutneys and more. * Create your own kefir, kimchi and pickles. * Discover how to make nut milks, creams and cheeses. * Customise your favourite dishes with a wealth of spice mixes, marinades, dressings and dips. * Indulge in sumptuous fruit butters and seasonal bakes. * Enjoy raw chocolate, gut-healing marshmallows and tempting syrups and cordials. Nutritious, delicious and unequivocally joyful, The Wholefood Pantry shows how recipes can be combined to expand your culinary repertoire and make everyday dishes extraordinary.

Hamlyn

Infuse

Paula Grainger, Karen Sullivan
Authors:
Paula Grainger, Karen Sullivan

Lost your zest for life? Feeling tired and sluggish? Need a health boost?Reach for a soothing cup of herbal tea and harness the extraordinary power of nature's most potent healing ingredients. With more than 70 expertly formulated recipes for tasty, soothing, caffeine-free infusions, tea tips to help you get the most from your brew, and a comprehensive directory of herbal ingredients and their active properties and benefits, you can blend, brew and sip your way to wellbeing.

Spruce

Crops in Pots

Bob Purnell
Authors:
Bob Purnell

There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients for a salad, pasta dish or stew. The flavour of freshly harvested produce is far superior to anything you can buy in the supermarket. What's more, you have the satisfaction knowing that it was your own handiwork, and you're able to control whether or not to use chemicals.You don't need a huge amount of space in order to get a worthwhile crop. A wide range of edible plants can be grown successfully in containers and many are just as much a delight to the eye as to the tastebuds.This book has 50 great ideas for growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots will be colourful, beautiful to look at and produce plentiful crops.

Kyle Books

101 Things for Kids to do on a Rainy Day

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac
Mitchell Beazley

Garden Design

Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus
Authors:
Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus
Spruce

Drugs in Pots

Anne McIntyre
Authors:
Anne McIntyre

Home healing doesn't have to be about expensive ingredients. Make the most of your windowsill, balcony or patio and grow all the herbs you need to make 40 essential natural remedies to treat a variety of common problems. Step-by-step recipes for everything from creams to compresses are each followed by an ingenious container project to allow you to grow all the herbs you will need.Included with each remedy recipe are additional suggestions to help treat the complaint plus information on vitamin supplements and lifestyle changes. In addition, a comprehensive directory to the healing properties of every plant used, and expert advice on planning, planting and maintaining your herb garden, ensures you have everything you need to keep your natural pharmacy well-stocked all the year round.

Mitchell Beazley

Salt Sugar Smoke

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

Mitchell Beazley

How to Make Your Own Drinks

Susy Atkins
Authors:
Susy Atkins

In How to Make Your Own Drinks award-winning author Susy Atkins gives the low-down on how to create delicious cordials, wines, infusions, liqueurs and health-giving juices from fresh, seasonal home-grown or locally sourced ingredients with minimum fuss and maximum results. Recipes include thirst-quenching Apple Juice, rich Blackcurrant Cordial, tasty Limoncello and enticing Sloe Gin. Whether you are a gardener with a glut of summer berries, a forager seeking inspiration for armfuls of hand-picked elderflower or a farmers' market devotee wondering what to do with a bulk-buy of late-season apples, How to Make Your Own Drinks will guide you in the right direction, giving tips, advice and recipe ideas on how to make easy, cheap, mouth-watering and additive-free drinks from the bounty of natural ingredients available.

Gaia

The Gaia Complete Herbal Tutor

Anne McIntyre
Authors:
Anne McIntyre

Herbal medicines have been used for many centuries to treat illnesses and restore health, and today herbalism still remains the most widely-practiced form of medicine around the world.Written by a leading Medical Herbalist, The Complete Herbal Tutor provides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with clear explanations of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body's systems, with advice on using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions. Clear, concise and easy to use, this book is the 21st-century bible for students, professionals and home herb users alike.

Gaia

Massage

Eilean Bentley
Authors:
Eilean Bentley
Godsfield Press

The Aromatherapy Bible

Gill Farrer-Halls
Authors:
Gill Farrer-Halls

Essential oils are a natural and healthy alternative to chemical cosmetics and skin treatments. They can also help soothe and heal your body, emotions, and spirit. This comprehensive illustrated reference explains how to choose and use essential oils for beauty and personal care, physical and mental health, relaxation, and as aids to meditation. It includes contains complete instructions for aromatherapy-based skin and body treatments and for making your own creams and lotions; remedies to help overcome worry, anger, stress, depression and other troubling emotions; aromatherapy techniques to enhance self-massage, sports massage, and intimate massage; first aid and healing techniques for simple ailments and for use in pregnancy and with babies, children, and the elderly; and aromatherapy meditations for calm, insight, and clarity and for psychic cleansing. It also includes a Directory of Essential Oils giving the properties and uses of 75 common and exotic oils.

Diana Henry

Diana Henry is one of our best-loved food writers. She has a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph and also writes for BBC Good Food, House & Garden and Waitrose Weekend, as well as being a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4. Diana has won numerous awards for her journalism and books, including Cookery Journalist of the Year from the Guild of Food Writers (three times, most recently in 2015), Cookery Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in 2013 and 2015 and Cookery Book of the Year for Simple at Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2017. A Change of Appetite was voted Cookbook of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2015 and A Bird in the Hand won a James Beard award in 2016. Diana has written ten other books including Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, A Bird in the Hand, Cook Simple, Salt Sugar Smoke, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, A Change of Appetite and Simple. Diana studied English Literature at the University of Oxford and journalism at City, University of London. She was a TV producer for the BBC for over ten years before starting to write. She lives in London with her children.www.dianahenry.co.ukInstagram: @dianahenryfoodTwitter: @dianahenryfood

Marianne Majerus

Marianne Majerus is a leading garden photographer whose work is widely published in magazines and books. Her books with George Carter include Gardening with Herbs, Gardening with Containers, Projects for Small Gardens, and Living with Plants and The New London Garden (both Mitchell Beazley)