A Modern Herbal

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Dover Publications, Jun 1, 1971 - Fiction - 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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User Review  - TheBurningBookshelf - LibraryThing

Very helpful and knowledgeable about herbs and some old recipes. Originally printed in 1930's, this is an amazing additive to a herbal collection.(Xyaida) Read full review

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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


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