A Modern Herbal Vol. 1


Written by: Mrs. M Grieve

The medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs, grasses, fungi, shrubs and trees with their modern scientific uses. If you want to know how pleurisy root, lungwort and abscess root got their names, how poision ivy is used to treat rheumatism, 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 encyclopedia 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