Common and Forgotten Vegetables




Nature and Illustrated Albums

Wolf-Dieter Storl

AT Verlag

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288 pages
15.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Colour photos

Botany, History, Alternative Medicine and Usage

• Botany, origin, healing powers, and recipes
• New edition featuring beautiful photos
• A collection of knowledge from the great plant expert

Our everyday vegetables are far more than just sources of vitamins: they harbour secrets, colourful stories, and magic, while some of them even qualify as powerful healing plants with clinically proven medical effects. In this thrilling and easy to read book, Wolf-Dieter Storl, the great connoisseur and explorer of healing plants and crops, presents 50 garden vegetables, including some rare and forgotten vegetable and salad plants. A unique combination of gardening, ethno- botany, cultural history, and ancient as well as recent medical findings.

Wolf-Dieter Storl

Wolf-Dieter Storl born 1942, cultural anthropologist and ethno-botanist. Former Fulbrigth scholar of the University of Bern, lectured at different universities. Study trips, ethnographical and ethno- botanical field research - in a traditional spiritualist settlement in Ohio, with old and experienced farmers in the Emmental, with medicine men of the Northern Cheyenne, with Shiva Sadhus in India and Nepal - are depicted in numerous articles and books. Since 1988 he lives with his family on a solitary farm in the Allgäu where he is occupied with gardening and investigating the secrets of healing herbs and wild plants.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger