101 Uses For Stinging Nettles

Author: Piers Warren
Publisher: Wildeye
ISBN: 1905843003
Size: 73.45 MB
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Stinging nettles are, for many of us, nothing more than persistent weeds with a painful sting. But apart from having an important role in the web of life, nettles are an incredibly useful plant to mankind. They have been put to myriad uses by our ancestors, and many of these are still valid today. Already stinging nettle products are growing in popularity in the field of alternative medicine, as their wide range of health benefits becomes better known. This unique book explores the diverse uses of this fascinating plant - in the garden and the kitchen, for their medical and fibrous properties and so on. It is packed with practical suggestions, as well as a guide to the botany of stinging nettles, and how to collect and store them. For example, you will discover how to use nettles to: make a liquid plant fertiliser brew an unusual beer make a dandruff treatment protect beehives flavour an omelette make friendship bracelets repel flies naturally make green or yellow fabric dyes keep yourself warm in the winter and much more ... The many health benefits of taking nettles in various forms include relief from: hay fever and other allergies; acne and other skin conditions; arthritis and rheumatism; asthma; stress; high blood pressure; depression; enlarged prostate gland. The book also features Digital Nettle Art!

Stinging Nettle

Author: Carola Schlatter
Publisher: Ideas Into Books Westview
ISBN: 9781628800128
Size: 23.52 MB
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During 1944, thirteen-year-old Vladimir Fortenbacher is living in Golenic, a small Yugoslavian village located near the Hungarian border. His world turns upside down when communist guerrillas decide to make his village their hideout. Caught in the middle of ethnic fighting, the family escapes, leaving behind everything that they have known and worked so hard for. In exactly the same year, thirteen-year-old Margaretha Wittmann is living a carefree life in Neu Pasua, another Yugoslavian village about 200 kilometers east of Golenic. Daily life continues, even amidst signs and rumors of war. Then one day the town crier's news changes her life forever. The entire village must flee from the dreaded Russian Army. Living in Austria as refugees, Margaretha's family decides to return to their homeland after the war is declared over. Their train is hijacked, and their lives turn into a nightmare when they are imprisoned in a concentration camp. Their paths cross years later, and Vladimir and Margaretha begin another journey together in the tapestry of life where silver strands of hope are woven over the black threads of despair.

Perennial Biomass Crops For A Resource Constrained World

Author: Susanne Barth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319445308
Size: 70.57 MB
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This book presents a flavour of activities focussed on the need for sustainably produced biomass to support European strategic objectives for the developing bioeconomy. The chapters cover five broad topic areas relating to the use of perennial biomass crops in Europe. These are: ‘Bioenergy Resources from Perennial Crops in Europe’, ‘European Regional Examples for the Use of Perennial Crops for Bioenergy’, ‘Genotypic Selection of Perennial Biomass Crops for Crop Improvement’, ‘Ecophysiology of Perennial Biomass Crops’ and ‘Examples of End-Use of Perennial Biomass Crops’. Two major issues relating to the future use of biomass energy are the identification of the most suitable second generation biomass crops and the need to utilise land not under intensive agricultural production, broadly referred to as ‘marginal land’. The two main categories of plants that fit these needs are perennial rhizomatous grasses and trees that can be coppiced. The overarching questions that are addressed in the book relate to the suitability of perennial crops for providing feedstocks for a European bioeconomy and the need to exploit environments for biomass crops which do not compete with food crops. Bioenergy is the subject of a wide range of national and European policy measures. New developments covered are, for example, the use of perennial grasses to produce protein for animal feed and concepts to use perennial biomass crops to mitigate carbon emissions through soil carbon sequestration. Several chapters also show how prudent selection of suitable genotypes and breeding are essential to develop high yielding and sustainable second generation biomass crops which are adapted to a wide range of unfavourable conditions like chilling and freezing, drought, flooding and salinity. The final chapters also emphasise the need to be kept an eye out for potential new end-uses of perennial biomass crops that will contribute further to the developing bioeconomy.

British Native Trees Their Past And Present Uses

Author: Piers Warren
Publisher: Wildeye
ISBN: 0954189957
Size: 20.73 MB
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This unique book explores the past and present uses of products (wood, bark, fruit, sap, etc.) of the 35 species of British native trees. This book is for smallholders, wood owners, tree surgeons, gardeners, and anyone who loves trees. (Gardening/Horticulture)

Nettle Cookbook

Author: Vivian Tuffney
Publisher: Natural History Museum, London
ISBN: 9780565093556
Size: 56.99 MB
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The very first cookbook devoted to nutitious nettles, covering everything Celebrating a much maligned but surprisingly scrumptious and highly nutritious plant, this cookbook features more than 35 delicious recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks, from soups and spiced meatballs to shortbread and sponge. Nettles are native to many countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas and have been valued as a spring food for many centuries. Despite their reputation for being prickly, fearsome, and inedible, this book shows how this abundant plant can be used in many different dishes and forms of cooking. The introduction describes the different types of nettles and where they can be found, and when and how they should be collected. Then there are recipes for every occasion--tuck into Feta Cheese and Nettle Filo Triangles, Asparagus and Nettle Soup, or Spiced Nettle Meatballs, before washing it all down with a glass of Nettle Beer or a warm cup of Nettle Tea. The book is fully illustrated with artworks specially selected from the Natural History Museum's unparalleled collections. Includes dual measures.

Backyard Medicine

Author: Julie Bruton-Seal
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1626368694
Size: 20.42 MB
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With this “wonderful book all herbalists need,” you can learn to make your own teas, tinctures, poultices, and more (David Hoffmann, BSc FNIMH). Modern medicine is truly a blessing. Advances are made with astonishing speed every day, using both science and technology to make our lives longer and healthier. But if the era of modern medicine began less than two hundred years ago, how did people treat sickness and poor health before then? This book holds the answer. Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring over 120 easily made herbal home remedies and fully illustrated with nearly three hundred color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, and global applications of fifty common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines. Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for their home—and garden.

Black Shuck

Author: Piers Warren
Publisher: Wildeye
ISBN: 1905843011
Size: 47.92 MB
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For centuries Black Shuck has patrolled the coastal paths of Norfolk, a spectral portent of death. But recent events have allowed the massive phantom dog to evolve, to metamorphose, into something altogether more horrifying. After wildlife filmmaker Harry Lambert stumbles into Black Shuck's territory, the fearsome beast finds what it was looking for.