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The Tree Dispensary
The Uses, History, and Herbalism of Native European Trees
Christina Stapley
ISBN: 9781913504724
Book (Paperback)
AEON Books, Aeon Books
7.5 x 9.5
264 pages
July 3, 2021


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The Tree Dispensary presents an appreciation of trees as the author has experienced them through everyday life, as a herb historian, and as a herbalist.


Each of the thirty native trees discussed is examined at in three parts:


The first 'Getting to know the Tree’ covers a wide area of general knowledge from cultivation experience to cookery, wines, crafts and folklore.


Next in ‘History' voices from the past speak for themselves from original herbals, rather than presenting a modern view of the past.


Lastly 'The Herbalist’s Reference' includes usages, dosage and constituents and the authors own wide experience of using these amazing tree remedies.


Christina Stapley is a retired medical herbalist, currently teaching pharmacognosy, materia medica and the history of western herbal medicine at the School of Herbal Medicine, Devon. She is a member of the Herbal History Research Network, actively supporting researchers through organizing seminars and blogs. Christina has tutored practical historical herb workshops at museums for 25 years and is a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) lecturer, having grown 300 herbs for many years. She has previously written three books on growing and using herbs and edited a stillroom book from 1694. She has also written two courses on Ageing Successfully with herbs. Christina lives in Wiltshire.
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