The Wondrous World of Weeds

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Author:   Pat Collins
Publisher:   New Holland
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9781921517792
Product Id:   5943
Dimensions (cm): 24.36 H x 19.8 W
Pages: 272

What in the world is a weed? The dictionary will tell you it is a plant out of place. In The Wonderous World of Weeds you will discover that the perceived weeds that
grow around us hold special significance and wonderful medicinal values.

We have plants growing all around us that have so much culinary and holistic potential and can be used as teas, decoctions, poultices, compresses, ointments, creams along with syrups and lozenges. Their medicinal uses can help relieve itches, get rid of cold sores, or help with coughs and colds, etc. Not many people realise that are plants growing all around us that we don’t realise have so much potential. 

Weeds also have culinary uses and there are recipes included. They are also good companions in the garden for vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers, and can tell you about the quality of your soil. For example, weeds are good indicators of an acid soil; soil lacking in humus or high in nitrogen; etc. 

The book will feature 100 common world-wide week, and each plant will include: A full description and identification together with a photograph; distribution, ie where they typically grow; a list of their common names; what uses they have and much more.