Grow Your Own Drugs by James Wong, Collins Publishers (November 7, 2009)

Grow Your Own Drugs

You’ve got Boots the chemist growing in your back garden but you just don’t know it yet. This book features fantastically easy recipes for natural remedies and beauty treats.

Review

“The recipes in Wong’s book offer remedies for a wide range of ailments -from sore throats to hot flashes to head lice…Wong says humans have been battling with insects for only a few thousand years. Plants, however, have been at war with insects for millions of years. ‘Over that huge period, there’s been time for them to evolve all sorts of unusual strategies, many of which are natural chemical weapons – insecticides – that exist in the environment that can be used in all manner of ways, ‘ he says. In his recipes, Wong says he hijacks what plants have evolved for themselves, and he uses that to treat humans and animals.” -NPR’s “All Things Considered” “A provocative title-which sounds even more provocative when you realize that the author’s name rhymes with bong. Bonus! But back off, dude. This is actually a guide to growing home remedies – legitimate remedies – for a variety of legitimate ailments, from athlete’s foot to water retention. And Wong is an ethnobotanist wh

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About the Author

James Wong grew up in Malaysia and Singapore. He trained at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and gained an MSc in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent, graduating with distinction. His research has taken him to highland Ecuador, as well as to China and Java. He now lectures at the University of Kent and has also co-designed and built two RHS medal-winning gardens (in 2004 and 2008), which were designed to show that there is more to plants than ‘looking pretty’.

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Comments:

Great easy to understand and follow recipes in the informative book. Have watched James Wong series on British TV and really enjoyed them and very happy I found the book. Anyone who is interested in nature diet and health should get this book. People interested in historic self-cures would also like this book. I will eventually purchase his other books.

  • Title: Grow Your Own Drugs
  • Autor: James Wong
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Collins Publishers (November 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
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