The Encyclopedia of Herbs

The Encyclopedia of Herbs

A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance

Book - 2009
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Provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. Thorough profiles provide a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The often fascinating history of the plant, the chemistry of its essential oils, and its culinary, landscape, and craft uses are also included, as is advice on how to propagate.
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2009.
Edition: New ed..
ISBN: 9780881929942
Characteristics: 604 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: DeBaggio, Thomas 1942-


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Apr 04, 2010

Comprehensive. Includes Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status, and indicates if some part of the plant is toxic, even when the parts usually used are not. What I found really interesting is that different plants in the same family have different chemistry.

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