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Kitchen Medicine

Household Remedies for Common Ailments

Most accidents happen in the kitchen. But if there are lurking dangers, the average kitchen also contains many handy but often overlooked remedies for treating common ailments or household emergencies. The products for these remedies include herbs and spices, fruit and vegetables, condiments and dressings, oils and vinegars, and many other common and familiar items.  

In Kitchen Medicine the authors of the successful Hedgerow Medicine now move indoors to describe the wealth of healing and emergency remedies that sit unused and idle in the kitchen. Superb illustrations adorn a lively text.

The ingredients are all easily found in the kitchen although in some cases they are exotic in origin (just think of tea, coffee and chocolate).

The ailments and illnesses that kitchen medicine can address are comprehensively listed, making diagnosis and cure both immediate and easy.

Author: Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal
ISBN: 978 1 906122 18 8
Published: September 2010
Latest edition: July 2019
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 224
208 colour photographs
Price: £16.99

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Kitchen Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal & Matthew Seal

Press reviews

Reviewed in Permaculture Magazine in September 2010

'This is the best book I have ever seen on this subject and I just want to buy it for everyone I know! (It) is a great resource, an inspiration, a thing of great beauty and healing. Everyone should have a copy in their kitchens.'

Reviewed in Eastern Daily Press in September 2010

'They have harnessed the power of the store cupboard to produce a new book that lifts the lid on a whole new pharmacy at our fingertips.'

Reviewed in The Herbalist in September 2010

'The book's many sumptuous, full-colour and often full-page photographs give it a stunning visual effect. The book is a welcome, up-to-date offering that will help connect the wider public to herbal/plant medicine.'

Reviewed in The Landsman in March 2011

'Wonderful photographs, historical notes and anecdotes, illustrations, including recipes and a quick reference by ailment, combine to produce a practical and beautiful book.'

Reviewed in Positive News in November 2011

'Why go out and buy medicines when you probably have something that can be used already? Beautifull illustrated.'

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