Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Review: The Complete Illustrated Book Of Herbs

Title: The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs
400 pages
Readers Digest

I love beautiful book covers. It is often the cover of a book that piques my curiosity about what is inside and makes me want to investigate the actual pages of the publication. Sometimes the content doesn't live up to the expectaion of the image on the jacket and I'm left disappointed. In the case of this book, The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs, I was delighted both by its beauty and its subject matter.

The book contains informative, interesting, and useful information on over 100 different herbs. It begins with an A-Z directory of herbs which includes how to "cultivate, use, and store" them. Other chapters include: Gardening, Herbal Medicine, Natural Beauty, Around the Home, Craft, and Cooking. Each chapter contains lovely, colorful illustrations and instructions on how to use herbs in practical ways...from treating colds to making your own facial scrubs and laundry detergent to creating a table centerpiece and preparing soup with herb dumplings and much, much more! This book is packed full of everything you to need to know about herbs and how to use them.

Recommended for anyone with an interest in herbs, cooking, crafts, and natural beauty and cleaning products. (FL)


Anonymous said...

Wish I was a better gardener, I love fresh herbs for cooking and teas, this sounds like a great reference.

Forgetful Librarian said...

Me,too! I liked the natural products section of the book. I think I will try some of the facials.

actonbell said...

You make this book sound so enticing! Very nice blog:)

Forgetful Librarian said...

Thanks for visiting. I went to your blog...very nice! I added it to my Fun Places Blog Roll.

sharazad said...

Love this post! I am a serious herbal tea lover/gardener and I wanted to get a nice book with beautiful pictures to flip through.This one looks nice.

Angie said...

This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.