A GOOD READ: The Herbal Apothecary

Christine Iverson is a local bestselling author who first discovered a love of all things ‘hedgerow’ after moving to the south in 2001. This fascination led to volunteering as an apothecary at the Weald and Downland Living Museum where she taught school children about medieval and Tudor medicine. Keen to learn more, she became a regular contributor to her local parish magazine sharing the folklore and superstitions of hedgerow plants with her local community. She runs regular folklore and foraging workshops at Tuppenny Barn Organics and gives talks to local women’s institutes and horticultural societies.

Her fourth book, The Herbal Apothecary is a beautiful photographic guide to working with herbs and spices to create healing remedies and delicious recipes.

Inspired by the apothecarists of the past, inside you will discover the fascinating properties and therapeutic benefits of everyday ingredients found in herb gardens and kitchen cupboards, as well as the fascinating folklore and history of these majestic aromatic plants.

Published by Summersdale and available from Amazon