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Publication date: 15th May 2008, reprinted 2009, 2011, 2012
Hardback book, 246 x 189mm, 224 pages
ISBN: 978 1 873674 99 4
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Available from the authors on this website, The Humbleyard Centre, and bookshops.

Hedgerow Medicine is a beautiful book, packed with nearly 300 colour photographs and over 120 herbal remedies that you can make yoursef. It also gives a fascinating insight into the literary, historic and worldwide application of the 50 common plants that it covers. It is the sort of book you can enjoy as an armchair reader, or use to harvest and make your own herbal remedies from wild plants.


The plants covered in the book are:
Agrimony, Bilberry, Birch, Blackberry (Bramble), Burdock, Cherry, Chickweed, Cleavers, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Couch grass, Curled dock, Dandelion, Elder, Guelder rose (Crampbark), Hawthorn, Honeysuckle (Woodbine), Hops, Horse chestnut, Horseradish, Horsetail, Lime (Linden), Lycium, Mallow, Meadowsweet, Mint, Mugwort, Mullein, Nettle, Oak, Pellitory of the wall, Plantain, Ramsons (Wild garlic), Raspberry, Red clover, Red poppy, Rosebay willowherb, Self-heal, Shepherd’s purse, St John’s wort, Sweet cicely, Teasel, Vervain, White deadnettle, Wild lettuce, Wild rose, Willow, Willowherb, Wood betony, Yarrow

American Edition

An American edition has been published as Backyard Medicine in the US. This is a smaller paperback book, with essentially the same content but rewritten for North America.

$14.95 ($19.95 Canada)
 208 pages
 Paperback | 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
 Color Illustrations  :  416
 Published: May 2009 by Skyhorse Publishing
 ISBN: 9781602397019

David Hoffmann, author of The New Holistic Herbal and now living in the US, said "I would be delighted to be quoted in your new book. Wonderful title – perfect subject. One of the things I miss about Britain are hedgerows."

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