The Big Book of Backyard Medicine

The Ultimate Guide to Home-Grown Herbal Remedies

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The Most Thorough Compilation of Home Cures and Remedies Yet!

Years ago, every household practiced natural healing by using what they had. Plants grow abundantly all over our roadsides, cities, and in your own backyard, and though once valued and widely used, they've fallen out of fashion over time as people forget the numerous medicinal uses at our fingertips. This book brings alternative medicine back to the forefront.

Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, and now with even more herbs and medicinal plants, The Big Book of Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring one hundred specific plants and their associated remedies, and fully illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, botanical, and global applications of common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines, including:

  • Ash
  • Chicory
  • Dandelion
  • Forget-me-not
  • Gypsywort
  • Horseradish
  • Mint
  • Red Poppy
  • Thistle
  • Wild carrot
  • Willow
  • And so much more!
Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for his or her home—and garden.

Julie Bruton-Seal is a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer. She is a council member of the Association of Master Herbalists and editor of its quarterly magazine, Nature’ s Path.

Matthew Seal is a writer and editor. They reside in Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk.

Backyard Medicine is a wonderful book that all herbalists need.” —David Hoffman, BSc, FNIMH, medical herbalist

"Julie and Matthew have tried and tested these herbs, and their recipes offer the reader insightful experience to encourage the use of these glorious herbs." —Herbs Magazine

"Julie Bruton-Seal’s long experience as a practising herbalist combined with husband Matthew’s publishing know-how has produced a great new herbal for the 21st century. This is the book that I take most recipes from. While there have been many excellent herbals over the years and centuries, this is the most useful to me practically . . . [It] has become a popular book, which is unsurprising with its excellent photos and easy to use format." 
—Davina Wynne-Jones, Barnsley Gardens, UK

". . . a wonderful book that all herbalists need. It embodies a heartfelt love of herbalism combined with clearly articulated scientific insights. I plan to get some schools here [California] using it and will promote it as much as possible."
—David Hoffmann, author of Holistic Herbal

"I have been browsing this delightful book: how beautifully you’ve done it, how wonderfully accessible is the plant therapy you suggest in its pages. My warmest congratulations to both for a gorgeous and most useful book."
—Barbara Griggs, author of Green Pharmacy

"At last! A herbal with photographs. I have longed for a book like this for years . . . It will rapidly become a classic."
Nature’s Path