Breverton's Complete Herbal : A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses [NOOK Book]

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This incredibly diverse compendium contains just about everything you'll ever need to know about the properties and provenance of herbs and spices of the world. From amara dulcis to yarrow, all-heal to viper's bugloss, Breverton's Complete Herbal is a modern day treasury of over 250 herbs and their uses.

Terry Breverton provides a reworking of a Nicholas Culpeper classic text for a modern day audience. Arranged alphabetically, this book describes over 250 herbs and spices as ...

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Breverton's Complete Herbal : A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses

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Overview

This incredibly diverse compendium contains just about everything you'll ever need to know about the properties and provenance of herbs and spices of the world. From amara dulcis to yarrow, all-heal to viper's bugloss, Breverton's Complete Herbal is a modern day treasury of over 250 herbs and their uses.

Terry Breverton provides a reworking of a Nicholas Culpeper classic text for a modern day audience. Arranged alphabetically, this book describes over 250 herbs and spices as well as feature entries on scented herb/medicinal gardens, the great herbalists and New World Herbs not included in Culpepper's original text. Each entry provides a description of the herb: its appearance and botanical features, a brief history of its uses in medicine, dyeing and cuisine to bizarre remedies and concoctions designed to get rid of all manner of real and imaginary ailments.

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This book was written partly as an homage to 17th-century botanist Nicholas Culpeper and is a useful overview of herbs and spices. It also covers notable herb gardens and gardeners. Each plant is listed alphabetically, and entries feature other names and general descriptions, as well as properties and uses, and ends with its use throughout history. Simple black-and-white drawings accompany the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857384126
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 9
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. He is the author of numerous books including the best selling Immortal Word, Immortal Last Words, 'I Have a Dream', Breverton's Phantasmagoria and Breverton's Encyclopaedia of Inventions.

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