The Encyclopedia of Herbs

The Encyclopedia of Herbs

A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance

Book - 2009
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This meticulously researched compendium provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. Thorough profiles provide a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The often fascinating history of the plant, the chemistry of its essential oils, and its culinary, landscape, and craft uses are also included, as is advice on how to propagate.

For the first edition of their work, both authors received The Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America. This new edition adds important species and includes updated nomenclature.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2009
Edition: New ed. --
ISBN: 9780881929942
Branch Call Number: 635.7 Tuc 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 604 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Herbs


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Apr 04, 2010

Comprehensive. Includes Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status, and indicates if some part of the plant is toxic, even when the parts usually used are not. What I found really interesting is that different plants in the same family have different chemistry.

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