Herbs around the Mediterranean by The St. Louis Herb Society
Mediterranean herbs have a rich history of medicinal, culinary, and household applications, from wild onion as a freckle lightener to lovage stems as drinking straws. Coriander was once used as a love potion and tansy as an embalming aid. In the medieval tale of the four thieves, wormwood and meadowsweet were secret ingredients in the salve they used to dodge the bubonic plague as they robbed its victims.
From the exotic—bistort, dittander, cinquefoil, and rampion—to the familiar—basil and rosemary—this book brings together a wealth of herbal wisdom for the cook, gardener, amateur historian and armchair traveler alike.
ABOUT THE ST. LOUIS HERB SOCIETY
Founded in 1941, The St. Louis Herb Society is respected for its dedication to promoting the use and knowledge of herbs and its association with the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visitors locally and worldwide visit the Missouri Botanical Garden’s herb garden, which is maintained by the Society.