By Sonia Patel Ellis
A contemporary guide to 35 popular heritage herbs and flowers, inspired by the original herbals in the British Library’s collection. Featuring plants for wellness, each herb and flower is included for its practical relevance to modern living. Illustrated with plates from Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal (1737–1739).
For centuries people have relied on herbs and flowers for health and well-being. From country garden staples to re-emerging historical favourites, The Heritage Herbal uses ancient herbal wisdom to show how herbs and plants can benefit your daily lifestyle. What are the easiest and most beneficial ways to incorporate herbs and edible flowers into your life? Which herbs grow well in small spaces or make aromatic table decorations? What are the best herbs and plants for hanging and drying?
Each entry includes recipes to heal, nourish and style, including teas, wines, jams, bath oils, soups, lollipops, smoothies – and a love potion! From pot to plate, The Heritage Herbal explains all you need to know about cultivating, cooking and crafting with herbs and edible flowers.