Book of Magical Herbs

Book of Magical Herbs

by Margaret Picton, John Woodcock, Michelle Pickering
     
 
The secret, life-enhancing powers of nature's own herbs are the subject of this fascinating illustrated collection of folklore and fact. Magic recipes that have come down through the ages are presented to charm, soothe, protect, and heal. Among the wild and cultivated herbs discussed are bay, which was used by Greek oracles to foretell the future, later used in

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The secret, life-enhancing powers of nature's own herbs are the subject of this fascinating illustrated collection of folklore and fact. Magic recipes that have come down through the ages are presented to charm, soothe, protect, and heal. Among the wild and cultivated herbs discussed are bay, which was used by Greek oracles to foretell the future, later used in good-luck charms . . . garlic, used since ancient times for its many medicinal properties and as protection against witchcraft . . . bergamot, native to North America, and used to make "Liberty Tea" after the Boston Tea Party . . . lavender, used in love potions from ancient to modern times . . . basil, a fertility herb in Roman times, and later used as a common household cure for numerous complaints. . . and many more. Individual sections describe a total of 25 herbs, and include more than 50 herbal recipes, culinary, medical, and cosmetic, that have been drawn from ancient and modern sources. You also get fascinating information on the history and use of magical herbs in many different parts of the world. Some 150 beautiful, full-color illustrations add to readers' delight and fascination with one of the world's most ancient and enduring practices.

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New Age Retailer
All the light, color, and beauty of a well-kept garden are captured in The Book of Magical Herbs. This delightful little book is a celebration of the timeless fascination humanity has for herbs of the earth...The book is lavishly illustrated; beautiful color photographs and line drawings fill the pages. With a very attractive colorful cover, imaginative page layouts, and endless feasts of information, The Book of Magical Herbs is a great way to introduce customers to a lifelong relationship with magical herbs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764152245
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.82(d)

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