Whip up your own absinthe. Enhance your sex life with natural aphrodisiacs. Spice up meals with herbal butters. There are hundreds of ways to get the most from nature's most versatile plants inside "Llewellyn's 2011 Herbal Almanac". Featuring over two dozen articles, this treasury of innovative herbal ideas spans five categories: gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore. In this edition, you'll discover how to cook asparagus creatively, cure headaches, add colour and texture to your garden, craft essential oils, gather wild herbs, collect seeds, create homemade gifts, boost the health of your pets, make your own pesticides, treat fibromyalgia, and much more. From crafts to prickly lettuce to the last rose of summer, this practical almanac is your gateway to the herbal kingdom.