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By Margaret Grieve

"There isn't one web page of this spell binding ebook which doesn't comprise whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense pupil. seemed easily as a heritage of flora, it provides to the thrill of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator.
If you must know the way pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root acquired their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A sleek Herbal. This 20th-century model of the medieval Herbal is as wealthy in medical truth and folklore as its predecessors and is both encyclopedic in assurance. From aconite to zedoary, no longer an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is ignored; and weird and beautiful discoveries approximately even the most typical of crops look ahead to the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the people ideals and stories approximately crops, the medicinal homes (and components used) of the herbs, and their botanical type. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her insurance of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, and so forth. — greater than 800 kinds in all — contains additionally equipment of cultivation; the chemical parts, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to prior herbalists; attainable financial and beauty houses, and distinct illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the numerous unprecedented vegetation coated in Herbal, might be the main interesting are the toxic kinds — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so on. — whose poisons, on occasion, serve scientific reasons and whose antidotes (if identified) are given intimately. And of the numerous targeted gains, probably the main attention-grabbing are the masses of recipes and directions for making ointments, creams, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the loads of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, worried stress, dermis ailment, and different illnesses. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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