Sensory Herbal

The sensory herbal handbook was released at the end of April and is a beautiful book by the Seed Sistas. The book follows the calendar year, dipping into each...

The sensory herbal handbook was released at the end of April and is a beautiful book by the Seed Sistas. The book follows the calendar year, dipping into each season and exploring the plants associated with them. For example:

  • Spring: Plantain, Cleavers and Rosemary
  • Summer: Daisy, Heather and Yarrow
  • Autumn: Rosehips, Fennel and Elder
  • Winter: Dandelion, Valerian and Horseradish

However, instead of enhancing your food, The Sensory Herbal Handbook enhances your health! The herbs and plants that grow around us contain a bounty of health benefits, which the authors have been using to cure their own ailments for years. In this book you’ll find detailed descriptions of the plants, what ailments they can heal and recipes of how you can use them.

The Seed Sistas approach to Sensory Herbalism blends science, medicine, creativity, ritual and fun into practical, easy-to-use tools that guide readers in developing their own relationship with plants. They aim to revive the history and practice of using herbs for medicine and rebuild our connection with the world around us.

This book has been written for anyone who has heard the whispers of the wild and has been stirred to know more, for those with a political conscience and for lovers of the outdoors. Illustrated with 140 artworks, photographs and diagrams, the book offers a revolutionary understanding of how to get to know and use your local medicinal plants.

Understand plants better than ever before through using the five tools of Sensory Herbalism: observation through the senses, intuition, interpretation, characterisation and the poetic creation of plant dreams.

This book also discusses the importance of spending time in nature and the Seed Sistas campaign for every community to have a community garden, to encourage a connection with each other and nature. RRP: £16.99, ISBN: 9781786782113