New PDF release: A Modern Herbal. Vol. 1: A-H

By Margaret Grieve

ISBN-10: 0486227987

ISBN-13: 9780486227986

The Medicinal, Culinary, beauty and financial homes, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs & timber with Their sleek medical Uses)

"There isn't one web page of this spell binding ebook which doesn't include whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense pupil. looked easily as a heritage of plant life, it provides to the thrill of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator.
If you must know the way pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root acquired their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A sleek Herbal. This 20th-century model of the medieval Herbal is as wealthy in clinical truth and folklore as its predecessors and is both encyclopedic in insurance. From aconite to zedoary, now not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is neglected; and unusual and beautiful discoveries approximately even the most typical of crops anticipate the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the folks ideals and stories approximately vegetation, the medicinal homes (and components used) of the herbs, and their botanical type. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her assurance of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, and so on. — greater than 800 kinds in all — comprises furthermore tools of cultivation; the chemical ingredients, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to prior herbalists; attainable fiscal and beauty homes, and distinct illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the various unheard of vegetation lined in Herbal, possibly the main attention-grabbing are the toxic kinds — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so on. — whose poisons, at times, serve scientific reasons and whose antidotes (if identified) are given intimately. And of the numerous designated positive factors, might be the main attention-grabbing are the loads of recipes and directions for making ointments, creams, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the loads of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, worried rigidity, epidermis affliction, and different illnesses. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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The Medicinal, Culinary, beauty and financial houses, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs & bushes with Their glossy clinical Uses)

"There isn't one web page of this spell binding booklet which doesn't comprise whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense scholar. looked easily as a historical past of flora, it provides to the fun of the rustic. " — B. E. Todd, Spectator. with a view to understand how pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root acquired their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice a latest natural. This 20th-century model of the medieval natural is as wealthy in clinical truth and folklore as its predecessors and is both encyclopedic in insurance. From aconite to zedoary, now not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is neglected; and weird and beautiful discoveries approximately even the commonest of vegetation look forward to the reader. generally, an natural mixed the people ideals and stories approximately vegetation, the medicinal homes (and elements used) of the herbs, and their botanical class. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her assurance of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, and so on. — greater than 800 forms in all — contains moreover equipment of cultivation; the chemical parts, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to prior herbalists; attainable fiscal and beauty houses, and distinct illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 vegetation. Of the numerous unparalleled crops coated in natural, might be the main interesting are the toxic types — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so forth. — whose poisons, on occasion, serve clinical reasons and whose antidotes (if identified) are given intimately. And of the various targeted beneficial properties, probably the main attention-grabbing are the loads of recipes and directions for making ointments, creams, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the masses of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, apprehensive rigidity, pores and skin affliction, and different illnesses. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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O. Leguminosæ Synonym. Wattle Bark Acacia Bark, known as Wattle Bark, is obtained from the chief of the Australian Wattles, A. ), the Black Wattle, and, more recently, A. arabica has been similarly used in East Africa for its astringency. The bark is collected from wild or cultivated trees, seven years old or more, and must be allowed to mature for a year before being used medicinally. Description. The bark of A. decurrens is usually in curved pieces, externally greyish brown, darkening with age, often with irregular longitudinal ridges and sometimes transverse cracks.

In the Anglo-Saxon vocabularies it is called thung, which seems to have been a general name for any very poisonous plant. It was then called Aconite (the English form of its Greek and Latin name), later Wolf’s Bane, the direct translation of the Greek lycotonum, derived from the idea that arrows tipped with the juice, or baits anointed with it, would kill wolves – the species mentioned by Dioscorides seems to have been Aconitum lycotonum. In the Middle Ages it became Monkshood and Helmet-flower, from the curious shape of the upper sepal overtopping the rest of the flower.

The French Pharmacopœia has a Syrup of Acacia and a potion gommeuse made from powdered Acacia, syrup and orange-flower water. As a dry excipient, powdered Acacia is employed, mixed in small proportion with powdered Marsh Mallow root, or powdered Liquorice root. A variation of this is a mixture of Acacia, 50 parts; Liquorice root, 34 parts; Sugar, 16 parts, all in fine powder. Another compound Acacia Powder, used sparingly as an absorbent pill excipient, is made of equal parts of Gum Acacia and Tragacanth.

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