Everyone knows medicinal herbs, but what about medicinal fruit and vegetables… do they exist? Indeed they do! In fact, all plants develop active substances against bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens. And we can make use of these substances: they protect cells and vessels, prevent diabetes and cancer, and benefit the eyes and skin. You’ll be amazed at just how many medicinal remedies are present within our fruit and vegetables. In comprehensive profiles, Ursel Bühring and Bernadette Bächle-Helde examine 36 regional fruit and vegetable species, together with their unique health benefits. They provide tips for seasonal purchases, and how best to cook with them. A wealth of recipes for remedies and culinary delights will whet your appetite for a daily “kitchen medicine cabinet”.