The Prisoner’s Herbal Book

£5.00

Prisoners all over the world commonly experience medical neglect and a dehumanising separation from wild places. However, weeds come up through the concrete cracks. This book contains detailed profiles of ten plants that are commonly found in prison yards. It is based on my use of plants during my own 3.5-year prison sentence, with suggestions on how to prepare medicines in prison with limited resources.

It also includes tips and tricks for making the most out of foods, spices and condiments available from the prison canteen (commissary), as well as sections on how to connect with plant allies emotionally and how to care for wounds in a prison environment.

For readers on the outside, it provides practical advice about how to work with common weeds in simple and direct ways and will inspire solidarity across the walls.

Each book purchase enables us to send a copy to a person in prison!

Please check the WINTER POSTING DATES before ordering!

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Prisoners all over the world commonly experience medical neglect and a dehumanising separation from wild places. However, weeds come up through the concrete cracks. This book contains detailed profiles of ten plants that are commonly found in prison yards. It is based on my use of plants during my own 3.5-year prison sentence, with suggestions on how to prepare medicines in prison with limited resources.

It also includes tips and tricks for making the most out of foods, spices and condiments available from the prison canteen (commissary), as well as sections on how to connect with plant allies emotionally and how to care for wounds in a prison environment.

For readers on the outside, it provides practical advice about how to work with common weeds in simple and direct ways and will inspire solidarity across the walls.

Read the first few pages here: The Prisoners Herbal Sample

Please check the WINTER POSTING DATES before ordering!

Herbs keep me alive in prison

I love your herbal book… Personally I can not over state how this book has helped me in prison. I have many ailments from asthma, COPD, severe reactive skin. Unfortunately our prison yard is mostly concrete. But I have managed to treat my ailments by picking dandelion leaves to eat and wash. Also we have some plantain that grows so I use that for lots of things. Also we have a bit of clover so I use all what I can. On the out I lived in a field and never touched detergent. I have a good knowledge of herbs but your book has bolstered up my own knowledge and the use of canteen items as well is amazing. Thank you all so much for this book. Herbs keep me alive in prison and give me light and greenery.

Stuart
HMP Rye Hill

 

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Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 3.5 cm