Combines more than 270 beautifully illustrated plants used for their medicinal properties and 24 practical projects for homemade teas, oils, tinctures and creams with a tradition of safe use. Many of our most important drugs are derived from plants and many more are yet to be discovered: much research in this area is overseen by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where the book's three authors are employed. This contemporary book offers a fresh take on the 5000 year-old tradition of recording plants with medicinal value and with life-changing benefits. Lots of colour photos throughout. 224 pages, hardback. Monique Simmonds, Melanie-Jayne Howes and Jason Irving.