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Kitchen Medicine

Household Remedies for Common Ailments

Our kitchen shelves are full of remedies for all sorts of illnesses and accidents. In fact most domestic accidents occur in the kitchen. But if the home has hidden dangers, it also contains many handy but often overlooked ingredients for treating household emergencies and common ailments, from bee stings and cuts to sore throats and chilblains.

The products for these remedies include herbs and spices, fruit and vegetables, oils and vinegars, and many other 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 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: April 2020
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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