The author comes across as very knowledgeable in her field. Some of the remedies you may already know, many will probably be new to you. Latin names for the plants are supplied throughout (important for those who do not live in an English language environment - you can at least google the name of the plants under discussion in your language). The book is also an entertaining read. She simply writes well and entertainingly. Now all that's left is to try out some of her ideas. I got the book as a free promotion, but trust me it's worth the 3 EUR it normally costs.