The Big Book of Backyard Medicine: The Ultimate Guide to Home-Grown Herbal Remedies


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$19.99  $18.59
Skyhorse Publishing
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7.5 X 1.0 X 9.0 inches | 2.35 pounds
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About the Author

Julie Bruton-Seal was born in Australia and grew up in Africa and other wild places. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lived for many years. Julie also trained as an herbalist with Christopher Hobbs, renowned California herbalist, acupuncturist, and author. Julie's photographs have been published in books and magazines, including National Geographic, and she contributes regularly to the journal The Herbalist. Julie's interest in health led her to train in herbal medicine, iridology, and energy medicine. As a practicing herbalist, she grows and collects many of her own herbs and makes her own essences. She also teaches workshops on herbal medicine making, and is the author of Backyard Medicine, Backyard Medicine for All, and The Herbalist's Bible.

Matthew Seal has worked as an in-house and freelance editor and writer for books, magazines, and newspapers. He co-authored Backyard Medicine, Backyard Medicine for All, and The Herbalist's Bible.


"Backyard Medicine is a wonderful book that all herbalists need." --David Hoffman, BSc, FNIMH, medical herbalist

"Julie and Matthew have tried and tested these herbs, and their recipes offer the reader insightful experience to encourage the use of these glorious herbs." --Herbs Magazine

"Julie Bruton-Seal's long experience as a practising herbalist combined with husband Matthew's publishing know-how has produced a great new herbal for the 21st century. This is the book that I take most recipes from. While there have been many excellent herbals over the years and centuries, this is the most useful to me practically . . . [It] has become a popular book, which is unsurprising with its excellent photos and easy to use format."
--Davina Wynne-Jones, Barnsley Gardens, UK

". . . a wonderful book that all herbalists need. It embodies a heartfelt love of herbalism combined with clearly articulated scientific insights. I plan to get some schools here [California] using it and will promote it as much as possible."
--David Hoffmann, author of Holistic Herbal

"I have been browsing this delightful book: how beautifully you've done it, how wonderfully accessible is the plant therapy you suggest in its pages. My warmest congratulations to both for a gorgeous and most useful book."
--Barbara Griggs, author of Green Pharmacy

"At last! A herbal with photographs. I have longed for a book like this for years . . . It will rapidly become a classic."
--Nature's Path