GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS – THE POWER OF PLANTS

BBCMany people think of plants as purely ornamental, something to brighten up back gardens and window boxes, but there are many other uses for them. Ethnobotanist and gardener James Wong demonstrates how to grow and transform familiar plants into simple natural remedies that could help ease the symptoms of a variety of minor everyday ailments.

A delicious mix of gardening, cooking, health and beauty, Grow Your Own Drugs is packed with useful and practical information and gives viewers an insight into the science and history of plants used as natural remedies.
BBCWhether you’re struggling with insomnia, the kids have eczema, or your partner has a tickly cough, this series could be just the remedy.

With easy recipes James Wong shows how to make simple creams, salves, teas and much, much more from the stuff growing in your window box, the local garden centre or in the hedgerows. Using the flowers, fruit, vegetables, roots, trees and herbs that are all around us James provides preparations that could help relieve a whole range of common ailments, including acne, anxiety, cold sores and general aches and pains – plus great ideas for beauty fixes such as bath bombs and shampoos.

Production Information
GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS
DVD RELEASE DATE: 4th MAY 2009

Cat. Number:
BBCDVD3029
RRP:£15.65
Duration:180 Mins Approx