The Hedgerow Apothecary

Recipes, Remedies and Rituals

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £14.99
  • Publication date: 10 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787830295

About the book

Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past with this best-selling beginner’s guide.

For centuries our ancestors looked to nature not just for food, but also for healing. To this day, our ancient hedgerows, woodlands and forests are still full of remedies – and they’re waiting to be discovered.

This is the essential guide to enjoying the bountiful delights of the natural world. Learn how to make delicious preserves, healing balms, soothing toddies and cures for colds with nature’s jewels such as rose hips, elderberries and mugwort.

You will also find:

  • Photographs to help you safely identify edible plants
  • Advice on what is available in each season
  • Guidance on how best to prepare and preserve your finds
  • The fascinating folklore and history of foraging

Every walk is an opportunity to learn, identify a new plant, gather something to eat and reconnect with nature – so dive in to begin your foraging adventure.

About the author

Christine Iverson discovered a love of all things hedgerow after moving to a Sussex Downland village in 2001. This fascination led to volunteering as an apothecary at the Weald and Downland Living Museum where she taught school children about medieval and Tudor medicine. Keen to learn more, she became a regular contributor to her local parish magazine sharing the folklore and superstitions of hedgerow plants with her local community. She runs regular folklore and foraging workshops at Tuppenny Barn Organics and gives talks to local women’s institutes and horticultural societies.