Over 150 herbs are covered in this book, from the most common such as mint and basil to the more exotic such as turmeric and lemon grass. For each herb the author outlines various species, history, cultivation, propagation and harvesting, and then looks at cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses, with over 250 recipes. Includes plans for planting a herb garden and guidance on propagation, harvesting, herbs in containers, pests and diseases as well as a yearly calendar. 304 pages, paperback. Jekka McVicar.