Plants with Benefits

Plants with Benefits : An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 182 x 189 x 13mm | 408g
  • Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • English
  • Halftones, color
  • 0989268802
  • 9780989268806
  • 1,703,054

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""Filled with little-known secrets, growing tips and titilating tidbits, PLANTS WITH BENEFITS is a must-have catalog of plants that will satisfy all your libidinous botanical curiosities. Good luck not getting emotionally invested."" James Baggett, Editor, Country Gardens magazine

""Don't bother with the oysters and puffer fish! According to my friend Helen Yoest, you can turbocharge your love life with some garlic, ginger, asparagus, pine nuts, and (of course) bananas. A veritable Garden of Eden awaits in your own yard."" Steve Bender, Senior Writer, Southern Living magazine
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About Helen Yoest

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.
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