The book takes you on a journey through centuries of herb cultivation: from the panacea of the Ancient Egyptians and Greek to the secret herbs of medieval monks, herbal recipes found in Ancient Rome and the secrets of St. Benedict's thistle, lovage and fenugreek. This book is a treasure trove of ancient wisdom that can be applied to modern gardening - a valuable companion to everyone trying to revive forgotten herbal knowledge and use it in their own garden. Featuring advice on planning and cultivation, detailed portraits and traditional recipes for food and remedies. The author Burkhard Bohne is head of both the medicinal plant garden at Braunschweig Technical University and the reconstructed monastery garden at the Monastery of Riddagshausen, Germany. A dedicated master gardener and herbal expert, Bohne offers guided tours and events related to herbs.