Magic of Herbs - Reissue


Herbal Medicine | Wicca

Herbalism is the earliest form of medicine known to humankind, its origins largely intuitive since even ailing animals seek out plants with healing virtues. Its subsequent development has been governed by meticulous observation and centuries of practical experience. Today, despite the commercial dominance of the pharmaceutical industry and the scorn of some health practitioners, more and more people are turning to the gentler, time-honoured remedies offered by nature. This seminal work, originally published close to half a century ago, has been updated by the author, a life-long practitioner of herbal medicine. A concise natural history, with a description of over one hundred of nature's most beneficial plants, the text has been extended to include the most up-to-date information about their therapeutic worth. In addition old and new recipes are provided not only for herbal remedies but also for wines and cosmetics, while attention is paid also to such historical curiosities as the Doctrine of Signatures, the Language of Flowers and the role of astrology in the herbal pharmacopoeia. Here, then, is a book that offers precious insight into a body of botanical knowledge sometimes at risk of being overlooked. It is also a joy to read. Book jacket.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781881098539
  • : Witches Almanac Limited, The
  • : 0.333
  • : September 2019
  • : .47 Inches X 5.98 Inches X 9.02 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 180