Healing Herbs and Magic Plants Between Front Door and Garden Gate


Garden & Nature


Wolf-Dieter Storl

AT Verlag

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192 pages
Numerous colour photos

• Nine common wild herbs: A journey of discovery into the secret nature of plants
• Richly illustrated with wonderful photos
• Expanded and revised edition of the bestseller

Ever since ancient times true herbalists have known that even the simplest, most common herbs are valuable, and that just a handful of these is sufficient to heal any type of sickness. It is important, however, not to consider the plants mere containers of chemical substances, but to respect their personality, character, and history. The author highlights nine common wild herbs that grow everywhere in our closest surroundings, yet they remain widely disregarded: stinging nettle, mugwort, ale-hoof, ground elder, plantain, horsetail, daisy, chickweed, and dandelion. He describes their characteristics and healing powers, their relevance in folk medicine, their role in legends, fairy tales, and superstitions as well as their planetary references. The new edition is larger in size and richly illustrated with wonderful photos.

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