Grow Your Own Drugs Christmas Special

December 15, 2009

For fans of ethnobotanist James Wong or his Grow Your Own Drugs TV series, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a one-hour Christmas special of Grow Your Own Drugs on Wednesday, 16th December at 8pm on BBC Two.

In this programme, James will be looking at the origins of our favourite Christmas plants and how some of them can be used to make natural remedies, recipes and home-made presents.

The programme will include how to make ivy toning cream (to help relieve aching legs), truffles, massage oil, a hot toddy recipe, decorations, fennel and peppermint mice and rosehip sherbet.

If you miss it, it will be shown again on Saturday, 19th December at 2.30pm or you should be able to find and watch it on the BBC’s iplayer at a time to suit you.

Looks like there’s a new book coming out soon as well which will feature recipes for lots of remedies that you can make for yourself.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma 12.16.09 at 7:58 am

I thought there was going to be a second series, so perhaps the book goes with that.

2 Ann 12.16.09 at 10:58 pm

Thanks so much! I watched the second half of this programme thinking it was on channel4 and that I’d get the repeat on channel4 + 1 but no it was on BBC! Searched on Skys website couldn’t find a link so am delighted to see it will be on again on Saturday :) )

3 Laura Corkell 12.20.09 at 9:28 am

If you just want the recipes go to the BBC website, click the link for BB2 then find the link to the home page for “Grow Your Own Drugs”. Just below where they list the recipes used in the recent programme is a link to the recipes themselves. You can easily cut and paste into a word document, saving them forever or at least until the next book comes out.

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