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Garden Herbs

Grow Your Own Drugs, Series 2 Episode 1 of 6

Ethnobotanist James Wong returns with another series packed full of inspiring natural remedies for minor everyday ailments, plus a few luxurious beauty treats to make you look and feel wonderful. James wants us to see beyond the ornamental value of familiar plants and appreciate the role they can play in taking care of our health, and offers horticultural tips on the best plant varieties to select and how to grow and harvest them.

In this opening episode, James sets out to reinvent our perception of common and garden herbs. His simple, cheap but highly original recipes include an angelica stomach soother for indigestion, a fragrant anti-dandruff hair oil, and an insecticidal wormwood and sage repellent to help banish the pesky clothes moth. Members of the public try James's remedies and are often surprised by the results.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Jun 2010 00:10
BBC One Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
PresenterJames Wong
ProducerLucy Hooper
Executive ProducerDan Adamson