The only book that brings together: an authoritative, stunningly illustrated field guide; a how-to book for identifying, collecting, and reserving plants; the fascinating story of the legends and lore of medicinal plants; and a do-it-yourself guide to planting and using herbs in cooking, cosmetics, and health. Illustrated. 6 1/2" by 11".
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YA The modern equivalent of Grieve's Modern Herbal (Dover, 1971). The editors have done an amazing job of compiling information about medicinal plants from scientific pharmacognosy, folklore, botany, and myth. The core of the book is a ``Gallery of Medicinal Plants,'' organized in alphabetical order by the plant's common name. Each entry includes a photograph of the plant in a field setting, a beautifully rendered color illustration, the history of the plant's medicinal uses, identification techniques, habitat, and scientific name. There are also chapters on plants in myth and magic, growing herbs, recipes for cooking with herbs, making herbal cosmetics, dyes, and various medicinal preparations (digestive aids, gargles, liniments, etc.). Included are a good index and useful charts. The best book available on herbs and medicinal plants. Jennifer John Reavis, Episcopal High School, Bellaire
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This pleasant, colorful book opens with a brief introduction to medicinal plants followed by a "gallery" of 282 species that includes some naturalized plants as well as North American natives. Each one-page entry shows a photo of the whole plant, plus a close-up drawing and a few paragraphs describing the plant and its uses. A final section on growing and using herbs includes recipes and craft ideas. The book is quite attractivegood quality paper and printing, color on every page, and an unusual but handy size (6w x 11h). Unfortunately, there is no focus for the bookit's just many bits of sketchy information on numerous topics, suitable for browsing. For solid information, get Barbara Griggs's Green Pharmacy ( LJ 1/15/82). Katharine Galloway Garstka, Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Readers Digest, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0895772213
Book Description Readers Digest, Pleasantville, NY, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NEW. No Jacket. First Edition, 7th Printingof 1993. BRAND NEW Copy. DJ/None. 7th Printing of 1993. Reference/resource. Guide to herbal medicine. Text in 5 sectors: I, Plants in Myth & Magic; II, ABC's of Plants; III, Plants, People, & Medicine; IV, Gallery of Medicinal Plants; and, V, Growing & Using Herbs, followed by Glossary. The "Gallery of Medicinal Plants" is the main body of the work --- 282 North American species arranged in alphabetical order by the plant's most popularly used common name, each augmented with a color photo as well as a hand illustration. Fine copy less dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 016369
Book Description Readers Digest, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0895772213
Book Description Readers Digest, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110895772213