Grow Your Own Drugs

From ice lollies made from Echinacea to acne gels made from marigold flowers, home-made natural remedies are about to get a makeover as ethnobotanist James Wong reveals how to Grow Your Own Drugs. In this innovative series, James demonstrates how to make variety of remedies and offers an informative guide to plants and gardening along the way. He tells how to harness their natural beneficial properties to help with minor everyday ailments, from coughs and colds to eczema and insomnia, plus great ideas for luscious, free beauty fixes.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2009 - 2010)
Schedule: Mondays at 20:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature Medical DIY
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

Wild Plants

Episode 2x06; Apr 27, 2010

It's the end of James Wong's ethnobotanical journey, and he rounds his series off with a look at the plants that have provided a free living pharmacy for thousands of years: wild plants. Taking care to point out the perils of picking in the wild, Jam

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x06: Wild PlantsApr 27, 2010
2x05: Shrubs and TreesApr 20, 2010
2x04: PetalsApr 13, 2010
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