A Modern Herbal. Vol. 1: A-H by Margaret Grieve PDF

By Margaret Grieve

ISBN-10: 0486227987

ISBN-13: 9780486227986

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

"There isn't really one web page of this captivating booklet which doesn't comprise whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense scholar. seemed easily as a background of plants, it provides to the fun of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator.
If you must understand how pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root received their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A glossy 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 commonest of vegetation look forward to the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the people ideals and stories approximately crops, the medicinal houses (and elements 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 forth. — greater than 800 kinds in all — contains furthermore tools of cultivation; the chemical parts, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to past herbalists; attainable monetary and beauty homes, and designated illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the numerous unheard of crops lined in Herbal, possibly the main interesting are the toxic kinds — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so forth. — whose poisons, from time to time, serve scientific reasons and whose antidotes (if recognized) are given intimately. And of the numerous exact positive aspects, maybe the main attention-grabbing are the masses 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, frightened stress, pores and skin affliction, and different illnesses. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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The classical names often embody the tradition which goes back to legendary times. For instance, Beilis Perennis chronicles the wound-healing properties of the Daisy. Tussilago Farfara is the botanical name for the Coltsfoot, which is used to cure coughs and colds, and Valerian is derived from the Latin word Valere. Surely it makes a garden more romantic and wonderful to know that Wallflowers, Irises, Lupins, Delphiniums, Columbines, Dahlias and Chrysanthemums, every flower in the garden from the first Snowdrop to the Christmas Rose, are not only there for man’s pleasure but have their compassionate use in his pain.

O. Liliaceæ Synonyms. Serpent’s Tongue. Dog’s Tooth Violet. Yellow Snowdrop Parts Used. Leaves, bulbs Habitat. Eastern United States of America, from New Brunswick to Florida, and westwards to Ontario and Arkansas The American Dog’s Tooth Violet or Adder’s Tongue, Erythronium Americanum (Ker Gawl), is a very beautiful early spring flower of the Eastern United States of America, belonging to the Lily family. It grows in damp, open woodlands from New Brunswick to Horida and westwards to Ontario and Arkansas.

A. heterophyllum (Wall), Atis root, is a plant growing in the Western temperate Himalayas. This species does not contain Aconitine and is said to be non-poisonous. Its chief constituent is an intensely bitter alkaloid – Atisine ? possessing tonic and anti-periodic principles. A. palmatum, of Indian origin, yields a similar alkaloid, Palmatisine. The province of Szechwen in West China grows large quantities of medicinal plants, among them A. Wilsoni, which is worth about 4s. , of which 55,000 lb.

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