Grow your own drugs by James Wong

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Grow your own drugs by James Wong

Post: #153793 craig.r
Thu May 14, 2009 8:58 pm

This book is great, theres tons of home remedies for such as coughs, varicose veins, 'womens' pains, and many more. If you watched the program you will love the book.
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Post: #153796 lazyspice
Thu May 14, 2009 9:51 pm

I was given the book for my birthday - so far I've made the athletes foot powder and soap for himself. Seems to be working so far . . . . :thumbleft:
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Post: #153834 Alwaysautumn
Fri May 15, 2009 7:58 am

I think the book seems more comprehensive than the programme. I keep going through the useful plants list for extra tips. I haven’t made anything big from it yet but we’ve been following the advice for growing and using peppermint oil for headaches.

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Post: #155144 bluensm
Tue May 26, 2009 7:52 pm

Thanks for all the posts on this - I was thinking of requesting it for my birthday and I definitely will do now :flower:

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Post: #173957 ktpie
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:15 pm

I have this and so far I've only made a lavender bath bomb, it was really easy and worked really well. I've got a big pile of lavender from the garden so I'm going to make some more bath bombs as Christmas presents.

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Post: #173958 snapdragon
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:36 pm

so pleased to hear the bath bombs work - I planted some lavender in hopes that I'll be able to make some next year, it's given me some other planting 'for use' ideas too.

however the railway line behind our place has lots of great willow herb :wink: - :toothy4: thats not in this book I think
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Post: #175516 Milims
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:18 pm

Hi annmary100. Thanks for your input. Why don't you pop onto the introductions bit and tell us a bit more about yourself?
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Post: #175524 Urban Ayisha
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:20 pm

i flicked through this whilst standing in the queue at the post office :roll: and thought some of the ingredients needed were pretty obscure and not the sort of things you would just have 'around' to knock up in times of need! maybe just me, i dunno!

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Post: #175564 MKG
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:00 pm

I only watched a couple of his programs then gave up as I decided, like Ayisha, it was more "Get the Supermarket/Local Deli to Grow Drugs for You". If his book's not like that, I may give it a browse. On the other hand, is there a good modern herbal that will do the job in a more practical manner? I have Culpepper and it's very interesting - but it's also a tad out of date :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #175624 Green Aura
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:57 am

There's a book called Kitchen Pharmacy by Rose Elliot and Carlo de Paoli.

Great stuff, Mike. Have a look at that.
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Post: #175641 MKG
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:20 pm

Ta Maggie - I shall do just that :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Grow your own drugs by James Wong

Post: #175644 grahamhobbs
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:43 pm

2 books I like

100 best herbal remedies

and

Hedgerow medicine : harvest and make your own herbal remedies

Both pretty straightforward and you don't need a chemistry kit, that I feel you need with James Wong.

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Re: Grow your own drugs by James Wong

Post: #175723 Urban Ayisha
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:14 pm

i use herbal remedies by andrew chevallier. again, nice and straightforward and not just full of fancy pictures! i've never seen or heard of the rose elliot one though, and i do love her recipes... must check it out!


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