A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs and Trees: Vol 2

A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs and Trees: Vol 2

Paperback Modern Herbal

By (author) Margaret Grieve

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 904 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 234mm x 28mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1971
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486227995
  • ISBN 13: 9780486227993
  • Sales rank: 52,155

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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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"IRIS, FLORENTINE (Iris Florentina)" "IVY, POISON (Rhus Toxicodendron)" JUNIPER (Juniperus Communis) "KINO, AFRICAN (Pterocarpus Marsupium)" "LAUREL, CHERRY (Prunus Laurocerasus)" LAUREL (Laurus Nobilis) "LAVENDER, SPIKE (Lavandula Spica)" LEMON (Citrus Limonum) "LETTUCE, WILD (Lactuca Virosa)" LIQUORICE (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) "LOSSESTRIFE, PURPLE (Lythrum Salicaria)" "MALLOW, MARSH (Althœa Officinalis)" "MARJORAM, WILD (Origanum Vulgare)" MASTIC (Pistacia Lentiscus) "MERCURY, DOGS (Mercurialis Perennis)" MEZEREON (Daphne Mezereum) "MINTS (Mentha Viridis, Mentha Pulegium, Mentha Piperita)" "MOSS, ICELAND (Cetraria Islandica)" "MUSTARDS, BLACK AND WHITE (Brassica Nigra and Brassica Alba)" "NIGHTSHADE, DEADLY (BELLADONNA) (Atropa Belladonna)" "NIGHTSHADE, WOODY (BITTERSWEET) (Solamum Dulcamara)" NUTMEG (Myristica Fragans) NUX VOMICA (Strychnos Nux-Vomica) OAK GALLS (Quercus Infectoria) OLIVE (Olea Europœa) "ORANGE, SWEET (Citrus Aurantium)" OPOPONAX (Opoponax Chironium) "PARSLEY, FOOLS' (Æthusa Cynapium)" "PARIS, HERB (Paris Quadrifolia)" "PEPPER, BLACK (Piper Nigrum)" "PARADISE, GRAINS OF (HUNGARIAN PEPPER) (Amomum Melegueta)" PERUVIAN BARK (Cinchona Succirubra) PELLITORY (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) "PIMPERNEL, SCARLET (Anagallis Arvensis)" "PINE, LARCH (Pinus Larix)" "PINE, WILD (Pinus Sylvestris)" PINK ROOT (Spigelia Marilandica) POMEGRANATE (Punica Granatum) "POPPY, WHITE (Papaver Somniferum)" QUASSIA (Pecerœna Excelsa) "RHATANY, PERUVIAN (Krameria Triandra)" "RHODODENDRON, YELLOW (Rhododendron Chrysanthum)" "RHUBARB, EAST INDIAN (Rheum Palmatum)" "RHUBARB, FRENCH (Rheum Palmatum)" ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus Officinalis) RUE (Ruta Graveolens) SAFFRON (Crocus Sativus) "SAFFRON, MEADOW (Colchicum Autumnale)" "SARSAPARILLA, JAMAICA (Smilax Ornata)" SASSAFRAS (Sassafras Officinale) "SEDGE, SWEET (Acorus Calamus)" SENNA (Cassia Acutifolia) SENEGA (Polygala Senega) SIMARUBA (Simaruba Amara) SNAKEROOT (Aristolochia Serpentaria) SPURGE (EUPHORBIUM) (Euphorbia Resinifera) SQUILL (Urginea Scilla) STAVESACRE (Delphinium Staphisagria) STORAX (Liquidambar Orientalis) TAMARIND (Tamarindus Indica) TANSY (Tanacetum Vulgare) "THISTLE, HOLY (Carbenia Benedicta)" THORNAPPLE (Datura Stramonium) TOBACCO (Nicotiana Tabacum) TORMENTIL (Potentilla Tormentilla) WOOD SORREL (Oxialis Acetosella) TRAGACANTH (Astragalus Gummifer) BEARBERRY (UVA-URSI) (Arbutus Uva-Ursi) "VALERIAN, COMMON (Valerinan Officinalis)" WILLOW (Salix Russeliana) WINTERGREEN (Chimophila Unbellata) WINTER'S BARK (Drimys Winteri) "WORMSEED, LEVANT, AND LEVANT WORMWOOD (Artemisia Cina and Artemisia Absinthium)" ZEDOARY (Curcuma Zedoaria)