Grow your own drugs...James Wong

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Grow your own drugs...James Wong

Post: #208351 oldjerry
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:04 pm

As a rule I cant stand coffee table books,and this one had quite an alarming title,but it's quite interesting and some of you may have seen the tv program(I didn't).Mr. Wong describes the making of several useful balms and medicines,apparently conkers can be helpful for treating piles(that doesn't involve sitting on them,but making some sort of ointment).So a fairly useful tome,but here's the good bit...£2 from the remainder stall.

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Post: #208356 crowsashes
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:01 pm

i have to agree with you - i have both of the 'grow your own drugs books' and so many of the ideas i have used successfully the newest book has a fantastic hair wax and it works and has saved me a fortune this summer alone. the bath bombs are kid friendly and the chicken noodle soup with loads of garlic,onions, chilli, ginger ( and i add a can of sweetcorn) is a fantastic pick me up when you have flu - and the dreaded Man Flu :lol:

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Post: #208372 southeast-isher
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:02 pm

I enjoyed the series on television... i found it gave me lots of ideas. Another good book but more recipes/concoctions for your garden rather than yourself, is this one:

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I have it as an eBook PDF - very good.

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Post: #208391 Carltonian Man
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:42 pm

crowsashes wrote:fantastic hair wax and it works

Enjoyed the series on iPlayer. What does the wax do? if it makes hair grow on barren ground it would be great :cheers:

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Post: #208407 Millymollymandy
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:20 am

oldjerry wrote:So a fairly useful tome,but here's the good bit...£2 from the remainder stall.

Obviously somebody bought it or was given it and decided it wasn't so good ...... :lol: I enjoyed the first series but I couldn't be bothered with all that making of stuff - bad enough trying to deal with all the fruit and veg! Plus I wouldn't know where to get half the stuff needed to make his recipes.
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Post: #208412 oldjerry
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:00 am

It was new, there were loads of them!(I wouldn't pay 2 quid for a second hand book) I've read a bit more of it now,and I think I may have paid too much...............

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Post: #208413 Millymollymandy
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:05 am

Oh that's cheap! £2 for a 2nd hand hardback is very cheap too, but then I live in France and we've paid €4 for 2nd hand paperbacks in English here. :lol:
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Post: #208415 Silver Ether
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:41 am

A books price is worth what it is to the reader ... it content and condition ... I think £2 is a fair price ...mind you having said that we have a book stall at Bridgnorth on a Saturday that sell new and expensive books for two quid ... you just have to take what on the stall hat day ... sometimes I need a wheelbarrow to get them to our car ... :icon_smile:
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Post: #208443 MKG
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:57 am

The basic idea's good - but I'm still working out how to grow my own papaya and mango. I'll tell you when I succeed.

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Post: #208497 123sologne
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:40 pm

I watched the program and got the book. I didn't make much with it so far, but there are lots of nice things to try when we get sick. I just didn't get the right sickness yet.... :scratch: :lol:


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