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By Margaret Grieve

"There isn't really one web page of this captivating e-book which doesn't include anything to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense scholar. appeared easily as a background of vegetation, it provides to the fun of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator
If you must understand how pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root obtained their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A smooth 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, now not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is missed; and weird and lovely discoveries approximately even the commonest of crops look forward to the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the people ideals and stories approximately crops, the medicinal houses (and components used) of the herbs, and their botanical class. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her assurance 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 ingredients, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to past herbalists; attainable fiscal and beauty houses, and designated illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the various unparalleled crops coated in Herbal, maybe the main interesting are the toxic types — 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 various detailed beneficial properties, might be 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 masses of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, apprehensive stress, pores and skin ailment, and different illnesses. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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