Plants with Benefits (Hardcover)

An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden

By Helen Yoest

St. Lynn's Press, 9780989268806, 146pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2014

List Price: 17.95*
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Are some plants aphrodisiacs, or is that just a myth? Garden expert and plant detective Helen Yoest takes us on a romp through history, lore and ethnobotany to find out how 50 of these plants got their ""hot"" reputation - and what modern science has to say about it. Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that ""something extra,"" and why. Plants With Benefits is filled with lush photography, growing tips, and recipes for preparing teas, potions and tasty treats for your pleasurable use. Can a plant create feelings of arousal, contentment or receptivity? It looks like the answer is yes. This is the first book about selecting garden plants for their sex appeal.

About the Author

Helen Yoest is an award winning freelance garden writer, scout and stylist for some of the nation's leading shelter magazines. Her work regularly appears in Country Gardens, Getter Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others.