A handy pocket-size guide to natural remedies from your garden and store-cupboard for complaints ranging from coughs and colds to aches and pains that allows you to save money and avoid taking mass-produced chemicals on a regular basis. Fiann gives simple step-by-step instructions to make straightforward salves and ointments, teas, rinses and syrups that will fill the first-aid cupboard, as well as identifying plants that can be used straight away with preparation required. Fiann's singular kwledge of the properties and uses of herbs, fruit and flowers from the garden makes fascinating reading, as well as having extensive practical applications.
Fiann O Nuallain is an award-winning garden designer and horticultural therapist. He is currently a contributor to the 'Irish Examiner'. Fiann co-presented RTE's 'Dermot's Secret Garden' and makes regular contributions to other TV and radio programmes on the natural environment, biodiversity, ecological gardening and GIY. He blogs at theholisticgardener.com and contributes to many gardening and health magazines across Europe. He develops outreach horticulture programmes with Dublin City Council and other agencies, working with children at risk, elder groups, adults in recovery and community regeneration projects. His previous books, 'The Holistic Gardener: First Aid from the Garden' and 'The Holistic Gardener: Beauty Treatments from the Garden' were category bestsellers and received extensive media coverage. He exhibits at 'Bloom' in Dublin's phoenix park every year and regularly wins awards for his gardens there.