A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants
NYBG Ethnobotanist Dr. Michael J. Balick's latest book, 21st-Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants (Rodale Press, 2014) takes the reader on a captivating and colorful global journey to explore the historic relationship between people and herbs and how this has evolved over time. With years of study and discovery compiled into one guide, you'll be fascinated by the ancient wisdom and modern science of herbs, their botany, and why they have a powerful effect on your body, palate, mind, and mood. Delve into an A-to-Z encyclopedia with more than 180 of the most useful herbs from around the globe--not only familiar herbs like basil, chamomile, and ginger, but also exotic herbs from other cultures such as ashwagandha, maca, and red bush tea now widely available to the consumer. Discover the remarkable qualities of these diverse plants and how you can use and enjoy herbs for beauty and bath, for cleaning, scenting, and decorating your home, in cooking, and to achieve better health, energy, and relaxation. This book also contains detailed gardening and growing advice, along with 12 illustrated garden designs to help you create beautiful, useful, and richly productive herb gardens. Copies of this book shipped from NYBG Shop will be signed by Dr. Balick.
512 pages, Rodale Books (April 29, 2014), English, ISBN-13: 978-1609618049, 9.2 x 7.6 x 1.2 inches