The perfect book for plant lovers, foragers, fermenters, brewers and those fascinated by the healing power of herbs, this is a collection of natural, non-alcoholic stimulants and tranquillisers to improve awareness, aid sleep, and everything in between. Trained herbalist, nutritionist, aromatherapist and drinks specialist Michael Isted has treated the worlds of fashion, art and wellbeing to his fabulous natural drinks, and now brings his delectable potions to a wider audience. This is no rarefied guide; using everyday plants such as dandelions and nettles, Michael reveals the history and processes of making drinks at home. A wonderful selection of amazing non-alcoholic drinks teach the secrets of love elixirs, sleeping draughts or brain boosters, among many others. Michael draws on his knowledge of worldwide plants to match each to a desired effect. A seasonal guide shows when and how to harvest plants, wherever you live, and by using the power of the Sun and Moon. Whether you’re an active herbalist, looking for a way to live in tune with nature, or just want to try your hand at making natural drinks, this is the book for you.
Michael Isted is a trained herbalist, nutritionist, aromatherapist and drinks specialist. He has designed drinks and showcased products internationally, for luxury hotels, spas, yoga centres, restaurants and bars and is launching new Herball bar concepts for luxury hotels throughout the Middle East.