Common and Forgotten Vegetables



Garden & Nature

Wolf-Dieter Storl

AT Verlag

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Infos :

Hardback with jacket
360 pages
129 illustrations

Ethnobotany, Alternative Medicine and Usage

• Garden book and cultural history, with 50 colour illustrations
• 50 garden greens – more than just vitamin sources
• Botany, alternative medicine and recipes

The vegetables we eat every day are far more than just sources of vitamins. They harbour secrets, fanciful tales and magic. Some of them are powerful healing plants with clinically proven medical effects. Wolf-Dieter Storl, the great connoisseur and researcher of healing and crop plants, offers an exciting and easy to read presentation of 50 garden greens, including some rare and forgotten types of vegetables and salad. The book is an unparalleled combination of gardening, ethnobotany, cultural history as well as ancient and new medical discoveries. And to render all of this palatable, there is a simple recipe for each presented plant. As a novelty, Barbara Hanneder’s subtle and artistic colour illustrations gracefully complement the book.

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