A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs, & Trees with All Their Modern Scientific Uses, Volume 2

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Courier Corporation, Jun 1, 1971 - Nature - 888 pages
If you want to know how pleurisy root, lungwort and abscess root got their names, how poison ivy is used to treat rheumatishm, or how garlic guarded against the Bubonic Plague, consult "A Modern Herbal." This twentieth-century version of the medieval Herbal is as rich in scientific fact and folklore as its predecessors and is equally encyclopedic in coverage. From aconite to zedoary, not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is overlooked; and strange and wonderful discoveries about even the most common of plants await the reader.
 

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This is a second parter to Vol. 1. Very informaive and helpful in herbal history and useage. (Xyaida) Read full review

Contents

PERUVIAN BARK Cinchona Succirubra PLATE LXX Facing page
628
PINE LARCH Pinus Larix PLATE LXXII
636
POPPY white Papaver Somniferum PLATE LXXIV
652
RHATANY PERUVIAN Krameria Triandra PLATE LXXVI
674
RHUBARB FRENCH Rheum Undulatum PLATE LXXVIII
678
SAFFRON Crocus Sativus PLATE LXXX
698
SARSAPARILLA JAMAICA Smilax Ornata PLATE LXXXI
714
SEDGE SWEET Acorus Calamus PLATE LXXXII
726
SENEGA Polygala Senega PLATE LXXXIV
742
SPURGE EUPHORBIUM Euphorbia Resinifera PLATE LXXXVI
766
TAMARIND Tamarindus Indica PLATE LXXXVIII
788
THISTLE Holy Carbenia Benedicta PLATE LXXXIX
796
TORMENTIL Potentilla Tormentilla PLATE XCI
820
VALERIAN common Valeriana Officinalis PLATE XCIII
846
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