Since the dawn of history, humans and animals have sought healing from plants. In the past, it was common to grow your own drugs. Not so much these days, most popular treatments are compounded in laboratories, there are still vast numbers of commercial remedies whose major medicinal ingredients are derived from green herbs, trees, and shrubs. But you needn’t rely on store-bought products for botanically based medicine: many of the most common and effective healing plants can be grown in your own healing garden, in a backyard as lovely as it is useful.
I want to make people think differently about plants – growing all around us are plants that could make you feel better.
Many people think of plants as purely ornamental, something to brighten up back gardens and window boxes, but in this six-part series, ethnobotanist James Wong demonstrates how to transform familiar plants into simple natural remedies that could help ease the symptoms of minor everyday ailments, as well as how to make some pampering beauty treatments.
It’s not about growing unconventional crops for the sake of it. It’s about achieving delicious, high-yielding foods that are expensive to buy, yet easy to grow – James Wong
In this episode, James reveals how to transform flowers into treatments which might help treat eczema, get rid of acne, and so much more.
James tries out his remedies on rugby team, members of the public, with some surprising results.
James also released a book called “Homegrown Revolution“. From goji berries to sweet potatoes, edamame to wasabi, this revolutionary approach to edible gardening will show readers how to grow, cook, and eat all manner of superfood crops that are just as easy (if not easier) and far more exciting to grow than the traditional crops. Inspiring, fun, and full of plant know-how, this book is set to revolutionize the whole concept of “growing your own” for newbie growers to seasoned veterans alike.
Start making their own remedies in order to save money and feel healthier plus providing simple remedies to everyday ailments.