James Wong: Grow Your Own Drugs

James Wong is back, putting his ethnobotanical expertise to use once again, with over 100 new, natural, cheap and easy remedies, showing you and those around you how to have a fantastically healthy year. Whether you’re fed up with your hormones, worried about your baby’s nappy rash, your partner is prone to a sore-throat, or leg-waxing is proving just too expensive to maintain, Grow Your Own Drugs: A Year With James Wong offers over 100 great new remedies to soothe all manner of common conditions and beauty problems – whenever they might flare up.

James shows how easy it to have access to the right ingredients whatever the weather, with his easy-to follow seasonal focus – whether you’ve got a window box, a roof terrace, a country garden (or a computer to order the goods online!). His seasonal planner takes you right through from Spring to Winter, making sure you know what to plant when, the best time to harvest and how to create your own mini-apothecary (or store-cupboard) at home. Packed with James’s personal top tips and easy solutions for both growing and making remedies, this is your must-have companion to help ward off any ailments and complaints which might crop up throughout the year, the natural, James Wong way.

I have watched this series (on the BBC) and I highly recommend it. It is nice to see it in action. I really like what he says in his intros – basically that making your own lotion, for example, does not make you some crazy hippie and homemade remedies like cough-drops don’t have to taste bad just because they are home grown. I can’t wait to read though his book and get to cooking/growing! He has two books- Grow Your Own Drugs :Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Grow Your Own Drugs: Beauty Treats and A Year with James Wong. You can buy both of his books here. Below is a preview of what the show is like, if it is not airing in your town, it is also available on DVD.

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