Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America by Colonial Dames of America, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America

Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America

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by Colonial Dames of America
     
 

Invaluable reference and guide, carefully researched and charmingly written, illustrates and describes over 50 herbs and plants that were extremely useful to colonial settlers, among them: bee balm, bloodroot, candytuft, daffodil, hyssop, lovage, rosemary, tansy, wormwood, and yarrow. Includes anecdotes, popular and scientific names, and use for each plant.

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Invaluable reference and guide, carefully researched and charmingly written, illustrates and describes over 50 herbs and plants that were extremely useful to colonial settlers, among them: bee balm, bloodroot, candytuft, daffodil, hyssop, lovage, rosemary, tansy, wormwood, and yarrow. Includes anecdotes, popular and scientific names, and use for each plant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486285290
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
07/25/1995
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
411,976
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.28(d)

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Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RinnaNY More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I got this book as I am highly interested in plants that were used during colonial times in America. I am especially interested in what the plant useage was (food, medicine, construction etc) and was hoping to discover some new information on both native and introduced plants during that time. Oh how HIGHLY disappointed I was! The introduction was the only part of the entire book that was written in adult language. I discovered that this is an unedited reprint of a book written as a compilation of information by a group of women in the 1970s. I don't know who they are, but this books should be rewritten at minimum for the writing style. The information presented is also unclear and often incorrect. In many places, the authors fail to distinguish between actual use and function of a plant and folk lore and mythology. The processing of plants to useful forms (poultices, tinctures etc) is misinterpreted by these authors, and the pictures associated with many of the plants are often useless unless one knows what the plant looks like in reality. Over all, this books could be MUCH better than it in fact is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title is wonderful.