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    Product Description-The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical
                Guide to Growing and Using Herbs
With more than 340,000 copies sold in hardcover, this essential, full-color resource is now available in paperback. Revealing the
 enormous potential of herbs, this sourcebook includes information on planting, growing, and harvesting herbs, as well as the
         main uses of herbs. It also offers an exhaustive identification guide, recipes, ideas for gifts, and much more.



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130 of 131 people found the following review helpful

The First and Last Book You'll Ever Need on Herbs, May 28, 2000 By R. Tynan (USA)
   This review is from: The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs (Mass Market Paperback)
Look no further, this book will give you everything you ever wanted to know and more about herbs. The only thing else you
might want is a more elaborate book on herb garden design...but don't be dismayed the section on herb garden design is very
complete and inspiring.ACTUALLY TELLS YOU HOW TO USE THEM! My wife and I love to use herbs particularly culinary, tea,
and medicinal. This was the only book we came across that had detailed and useful information that was easily understood on
how to use herbs in practical ways.The book covers garden design, making herbal decorations, use in the kitchen with many
recipes, household uses of herbs, beauty care use of herbs, essential oils, health uses of herbs, cultivation and harvesting of
herbs and a very complete index of over 100 herbs. The herbal index is great. It contains full color photographs of the foliage,
flowers, seed, dried leaves, and roots as applicable to each herb. A short history is given along with...



58 of 59 people found the following review helpful

Absolutely EVERYTHING you need from an herb book!, July 10, 2003 By K. Bourn "bohemiangirlpdx" (Portland, OR United
States)
  This review is from: The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs (Hardcover) You truly could
not ask for a more complete reference on growing and using herbs. Lesley Bremness' book, beautifully illustrated throughout
with sumptuous color photographs, is the first book I turn to for all my herb-related questions, whether they relate to garden
planning, how tall a particular herb will grow, or an herbal remedy for dry skin. She provides extensive, well-organized,
easy-to-read information on the cultivation and uses of perhaps 100 herbs, going well beyond the "usual suspects" to include
such herbs as Elecampane, Melilot, and Houseleek.One of the best aspects of the book is its 100+ page "Herbal Index." A full
page (sometimes two) is dedicated to each variety, with good-sized color photos depicting the stem, leaf, seed, flower, root,
dried flowers, dried leaves, crushed roots, other varieties, etc. A small photo tops of the growing plant tops a sidebar. This
approach makes herb identification much easier than the books that rely on the garden glam shots...


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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful

Terrific reference material, October 23, 2001 By Enrique Torres "Rico" (San Diegotitlan, Califas)
  This review is from: The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs (Mass Market Paperback)
Growing one's herbs is satisfying but using them completes the cycle. If you've ever wondered what to do with all the herbs
you've managed to put in your garden over the years this book can help you. If you are just starting out with herbs this book can
get you going properly. Not only does it have recipes but it has some ideas that I never could have imagined let alone used. The
bulk of the book is dedicated to the herbal index which is extremely helpful. Each illustrated herb is broken down and expalined
simply as to it's use, from root to leaves. The only problem I found with this section is that it is organized by their botanical
names, which unless you're so inclined is difficult to find quickly. This is a minor problem that is remedied by the oversized
common name, which of course is not alphabetized but more recognizable. A page is dedicated to over 100 of the most
common herbs used. It tells you how to cultivate the individual herb and it's uses, which includes the medicinal...

								
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