The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook: Growing, Harvesting and Using Healing Trees and Shrubs in a Temperate Climate (Paperback)

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Practical information on growing, harvesting and using medicinal trees and shrubs sustainably in a temperate climate, whether for self-sufficiency or profit

The author draws on her direct experience of creating a medicinal forest garden in the UK to provide supplies for herbal medicine in practice. She provides advice on the design of new planting projects which can meet the needs of different users from small gardens to smallholdings and agroforestry.

Includes:

How medicinal trees can contribute to health and the environment

Practical advice on designing with medicinal trees and shrubs using permaculture principles, as well as their propagation and establishment

Combinations of woody and other layers of medicinal plants suitable for creating a medicinal forest garden or inclusion in other growing projects

Management for a sustainable harvest including coppicing and pollarding of medicinal trees and shrubs

Key medicinal constituents of woody plants and research studies into their effects

How to harvest and preserve products from medicinal trees and shrubs effectively

Recipes for making a range of herbal health care products

Detailed monographs on medicinal trees and shrubs, providing fully referenced information about their medicinal potential and uses, alongside cultivation and harvest details.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781856233323
ISBN-10: 1856233324
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Publication Date: June 14th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
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