Sauer's Herbal Cures: America's First Book of Botanic Healing, 1762-1778

Sauer's Herbal Cures: America's First Book of Botanic Healing, 1762-1778

by William Woys Weaver
     
 

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Library Journal
Described by food historian Weaver as "the people's herbal," this book was originally written in German and assembled by an apothecary in Philadelphia during the mid-1700s. Weaver tempers the herbal advice with current information and provides historical insights throughout. (LJ 11/15/00)
Booknews
For colonial Americans, the first (and only) word on using herbs and plants to cure everyday ills was found in Johann Sauer's book, now published in English for the first time. Originally introduced in serial from 1762-1788, it was the first book of its kind compiled in the Americas, and therefore was the only available source on local plants which could be used, inexpensively, to benefit the ailing. This book presents the translation in its entirety and with its era's nuances (e.g., information on how to cure the stinking breath caused by rotting teeth, directions for curing a person's and a horse's stomach listed on the same page). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415923606
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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William Woys Weaver is an internationally known food historian specializing in the history of American cuisine. The author of nine books, including Heirloom Vegetable Gardening and Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking he has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, Food and Wine, Americana, and Country Home. He lives in Devon, Pennsylvania.

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