Herbs have been used for thousands of years to flavor and preserve food, treat ailments, ward off pests and diseases, freshen the air, decorate, and enhance our lives. Over the centuries they have also become associated with fascinating myths and folklore. This practical directory provides information on how to grow, harvest, and store herbs and how to make the best use of them in your daily life. Inside you'll discover: • how to incorporate herbs into delicious dishes like chicken lemongrass skewers, emerald risotto, and dill and caraway scones. • recipes for safe herbal remedies and homemade beauty products, including dandelion root infusion to stimulate digestion, calendula oil to heal cuts and burns, and lavender compresses to relieve headaches and soothe tired eyes. • ways to make and use herbal products around the home, like herbal sleep pillows, all-purpose herbal spray cleaner, and catnip cat toys. This illustrated guide is a handy reference book for any home library.
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