Now in Print! Plants for a Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles


Plants for a Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles CoverAfter exhaustive efforts on my and daughter Elise’s part, Plants for a Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles is available in print at Amazon (also other outlets).

For those of you who’ve been patiently waiting, it’s here, with over 100 lovely images. Remember, a number of these plants accompanied the colonists to the New World. Many are the herbs we use today, though some of their applications fell into disfavor. Not everyone still seeks a way to avert the Evil Eye, or risks potentially poisonous treatments for a cure.

Book Description: An illustrated collection of plants that could have been grown in a Medieval Herb or Physic Garden in the British Isles. The major focus of this work is England and Scotland, but also touches on Ireland and Wales. Information is given as to the historic medicinal uses of these plants and the rich lore surrounding them. Journey back to the days when herbs figured into every facet of life, offering relief from the ills of this realm and protection from evil in all its guises.~

dill with white aster and heirloom poppiesA Few Amazon Reader Reviews:

 
A perfect resource for gardeners and history buffs alike.  By Dorothy Johnson
 
Plants for a medieval herb garden is a fun, easy resource. I have been making my way through its pages and enjoying every minute of it. I’ve even found some new plants that I’d like to try out in my own garden.
Excellent Source for Herbal Lore,

Beth Trissel delivers detailed and useful information about herbs in the middle ages. Of course, no self-respecting medievalist would be without a thorough knowledge of healing herbs and their uses, and Beth lays it all out for us in alphabetical order.

archangel-michael, old stained glass windowWell-researched Medieval Herbal
I was in the online workshop where Beth first began putting this book together. The information she gave the participants in each session was amazingly detailed and very well-documented. She gave us an early version of this book and I’ve referred to it more than once as a resource for my own novel writing. When I saw the finished product was out and available, I grabbed my copy immediately. If you’re ever lucky enough to attend one of her herbal workshops — DO IT!! Until then, this is an excellent substitute and one heck of a resource. If you’re writing in this time period and location and want to make sure your characters are using historically accurate herbs in the way they were used at the time, you’ll definitely want this book. If you’re simply interested in learning how herbs were used in Medieval times in the British Isles, if you love knowing the history of the herbs you might use every day, or if you’re just learning about using herbs, this is the book for you!

9 responses to “Now in Print! Plants for a Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles

  1. Beth, congratulations! I’ve been looking for something to ward off the Evil Eye. LOL

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  2. I’m so excited that this is in print! Thank you for all of your hard work. I’m off to get my print copy now!

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  3. I highly recommend everyone to take at least one of Beth’s classes! She definitely puts her heart and “a lot” of hard work in all her lessons to make all her workshops a wonderful success. A true labor of love goes into sharing this much information to her students. Congratulations Beth! You definitely deserve it! And thanks for sharing this book with everyone! Patty K.

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  4. Congrats Beth. Shared.

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  5. Amazon screwed up my herbal! They just sent me a 8X8 instead of the gorgeous 8.5 X 11 that Elise designed and I had received as a proof from Createspace. You better believe Amazon has been made aware of this blunder and will correct the problem. I have to return my copy for a replacement (thank God I ordered one and caught the problem) and so may those of you who ordered it if you get the same chopped in half version that I did. I’m very distressed about this.

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