Author(s): Penny Woodward
Worried about the contents of off-the-shelf pills and potions? This book puts you back in control. Grow the herbs you love, then make your own infusions, teas, salves, ointments, and rubs to deal effectively with unsettling, uncomfortable or debilitating ailments. The book shows you how to use: peppermint tea for indigestion; fennel seed to reduce appetite and promote weight loss; basil wash for itchy skin conditions; sage tea at the first sign of a cold; infused thyme oil for sore muscles and to promote healing; ginger tea for a hangover; lemon balm to lift your mood and ease depression and much, much more.
Penny Woodward has a BSc in Botany and Zoology. She works as a freelance writer, photographer and editor and has written seven-bestselling gardening books. She regularly posts articles and photographs on her website (pennywoodward.com.au) and contributes to the ABC's Organic Gardner Magazine, their Essential Guide Series and their website. Penny appears on Radio in Gardening talkback shows and travels the country talking about edible and useful plants. She is on the board of the Australian Garlic Industry Association and a member of the Horticultural Media Association (HMA), the Australian Society of Authors, and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. Panny has won 3 HMA Laurel Awards for her books and writing.