New Holland, December 2016. 272 pages, paperback
What in the world is a weed? The dictionary will tell you it is a plant out of place. In The Wonderous World of Weeds you will discover that the perceived weeds that
grow around us hold special significance and wonderful medicinal values.
This comprehensive and practical guide features 100 common world-wide wees and more than 300 close-up images to help identify weeds as well as a full description, list of common names, environmental impact, uses and medicinal value for each plant. It covers a full range of weeds from those annoying plants that pop up in the garden to majestic trees.
We have plants growing all around us that have so much culinary and holistic potential and can be used as teas, decoctions, poultices, compresses, ointments, creams along with syrups and lozenges. Their medicinal uses can help relieve itches, get rid of cold sores, or help with coughs and colds, etc. Not many people realise that are plants growing all around us that we don’t realise have so much potential.
Weeds also have culinary uses and there are recipes included. They are also good companions in the garden for vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers, and can tell you about the quality of your soil. For example, weeds are good indicators of an acid soil; soil lacking in humus or high in nitrogen; etc.