Polish Herbs, Flowers & Folk Medicine

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Hippocrene Books, 1995 - Cooking - 207 pages
Polish Herbs, Flowers & Folk Medicine captures the unique history of the plant life once essential to the Polish people. It leads the reader on a guided tour through monastery, castle, and cottage gardens, providing details on the history and healing powers of over one hundred herbs and flowers. Beautiful line drawings and woodcuts illustrate the garden patterns and various plants important to Polish tradition.
Home remedies for everything from weight loss to arthritis, relaxants to rejuvenators, and heartache to heartburn are noted in the over 50 herbal recipes listed throughout the book. Ms. Knab provides balms for ailments such as stress, insomnia, slow metabolism, perspiring feet, limp hair, and oily skin. Also suggested are tasty soups, liqueurs, and vinegars appealing to more than just the healers among us. Recipes include: Homemade Benedictine, Elderberry Syrup, Herb Butter, and Sirloin with Tarragon.

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