Medicinal Plants in Folk Tradition: An Ethnobotany of Britain & Ireland

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Timber Press, 2004 - Nature - 431 pages
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Assembled by two of the most distinguished botanical and ethnological scholars in Britain, this book chronicles the medicinal uses of more than 400 species used by the plain folk of Britain and Ireland. The history of these plants' usages has been mined from rich firsthand accounts captured by surveys, from more than 1000 manuscript volumes of the Irish Folklore Commission, and from close to 300 other published and unpublished sources. The book includes chosen illustrations from herbals such as those by Bock, Fuchs, and Brunfels, and a selection of color photographs by Deni Bown.

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Gabrielle Hatfield is a research associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and serves with Ethnomedica, collecting and preserving the medicinal plant traditions of Britain.

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