The Prisoner’s Herbal

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A guide to using herbs and common plants in prison to support health.


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Prisoners commonly experience medical neglect and a dehumanising separation from wild places. However, weeds come up through the concrete cracks, The Prisoner’s Herbal contains detailed profiles of ten plants, as well as tips and tricks for making the most out of foods, spices, and condiments available. Written by an ex-prisoner after her experiences of using medicinal plants in prison, The Prisoner’s Herbal will inspire people inside and out.

This book has been put together to create a resource for prisoners who would like to learn more about plants growing in prison courtyards, while also being a generally accessible and practical guide to herbs. It will be distributed to prisoners around the world via supportive individuals and solidarity projects. It contains detailed descriptions of plants, their medicinal and edible uses, how to use them and what health challenges they can support. There is also a section on how to use items that can be bought on canteen for health uses, such as salt, pepper, chilli powder and more.

Book details:
ISBN: 9781909798731
Author: Nicole Rose
Publisher: Active Distribution
Page count: 164
Published: 2nd printing, 2020
Format: Paperback

Weight 260 g