Herbal Handbook: 50 Profiles in Words and Art from the Rare Book Collections of The New York Botanical Garden
- Delivery + pick up only between Th-Sat from 11am-4pm.
- We only deliver within a 6 mile radius of our studio.
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Did you know that woodruff was used as a room freshener in the Middle Ages; that crushed bergamot leaves can soothe bee stings; and that dried fenugreek seeds were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen?
Herbs are magical, and their uses myriad. Inside Herbal Handbook are fifty-one herbs portrayed in words and rare botanical art curated by experts at The New York Botanical Garden. Some, like saffron, are treasured and rare; others, like purslane, grow by the roadside. They all have a place—in the garden, in the kitchen, in the bed or the bath. Use Herbal Handbook to explore their history, how to grow them, and how they were used in the past and present. Then bring them into your daily life; each herb’s profile offers a recipe or project that highlights its unique properties.
So cleanse your face with calendula when you wake up, sip a bergamot tea at breakfast, have a lovage tuna sandwich for lunch, and mix a caraway cocktail at the end of the day. Let Herbal Handbook delight your senses as they have done to others for thousands of years.
Published by Clarkson Potter, Hardcover, 176 pages
Frequently Asked Questions
We deliver Th-Sat between 11am-4pm within 6 miles of our Cincinnati design studio located in the historic neighborhood of Columbia Tusculum. While we can't guarantee specific delivery times, we will try to accommodate special requests.
Zone 1 (within 2 miles): $8
Zone 2 (within 5 miles): $12
Outside our delivery area? Give us a call at (513) 463-7086 or send an email for a custom delivery quote.
Yes! We offer in-store as well as curbside pick up at our studio in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood of Cincinnati on Th-Sat between 11am-4pm.
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