I am writing a book called Mediterranean Healing Herbs: A Holistic Household Guide. While I am writing it, I am making the developing manuscript available – as a work in progress – on this website. Although it may remain “in progress” as long as I live, at some stage it will be, if the universe be kind, sufficiently “finished” for publication as a printed book. At that stage access to this site will probably require a reasonable payment. Until then it is free, and that might be for quite a long time. I would welcome any feedback via the Contact page. Thank you for reading.

To Hegemone (Ἡγεμόνη), Greek goddess of plants.

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The information provided on this website is not intended as medical advice. You are strongly advised to talk to your doctor before taking herbs, especially if you are seriously ill or are already taking medication whether by prescription or not. Do not take any herbs if you are pregnant or lactating without first consulting your doctor. Do not give herbs to children younger than 5 years of age without first consulting the doctor. If you choose to disregard this advice, you do so at your own risk.