Good source for foundational info

amy pennington

3 Stars

February 7, 2017

This book is thick and gorgeous, though some of the photography feels a bit more
"stock" photo then practical. I would've appreciated more plants in their nature, mature state which allows for vision of how best to grow/harvest.

Excellent background info on common and uncommon herbs, but little info on using herbs in medicinal or culinary procedures. Uses read as more suggestive then directive. I wanted a book that would give me firm info ie "USE THIS HERB LIKE THIS", but New American Herbal is geared more toward someone with a base knowledge of herbs, looking to expand their knowledge of the plant itself. 

Would make a beautiful gift for gardeners.