Years ago, every household practiced kitchen medicine. Doctors were expensive and people were self-reliant —even when it came to health care. Today, doctors are more expensive and we’ve become much less self-reliant. Kitchen Medicine revives the lost tradition of the kitchen as pharmacy and the authors describe the wealth of healing and emergency remedies waiting to be discovered. Learn how fennel wards off symptoms of menopause, garlic reduces cholesterol levels, lemon relieves rheumatism, ginger treats a cold and more. With great original photography, foolproof recipes and fascinating insights into the history of common household ingredients, Kitchen Medicine gives you the “medicinal intelligence” to create your own remedies and cures from the remarkable and “exotic” treasures found in your kitchen. Copyright 2010, hardcover, 256 pages.