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Inhaltsangabe: From ivy wreathed buildings to the dandelions growing through the cracks between paving stones, we are surrounded by a wealth of native plants. In the past they were a hugely valued resource: magical, mystical and medical. Puppies were once fed daisy flowers in milk to keep them small, while children wore daisy chains to protect against fairy kidnapping. Poachers scattered mullein seed on the surface of the water to drug fish. Chewing bramble leaves alleviates toothache. Until the nineteenth century the bodies of paupers and suicides were left on trestles in churchyards between death and burial, scattered with feverfew to delay their decay.In the flu epidemic of 1918 many Irish people carried wild garlic in their pockets to avoid infection. Packed with stories and memorable information, this book is the highly personal, very readable result of a lifetime spent researching folk cures and the science behind them. Outlining the history and uses of over 150 British plants, "Hatfield's Herbal" offers a fascinating history of what life was once like, a beautifully illustrated, evocative guide to our native plants and a passionate argument why we should better appreciate the riches we already have.
Über den Autor: Gabrielle Hatfield is a distinguished historian of plant medicine. She studied botany at Cambridge, then a PhD at Edinburgh in plant medicine. The winner of two literary prizes (Michaelis-Jean Ratcliff Prize and the John Thackray Medal), she is currently a research associate at Kew, and a member of the council of management of Ethnomedica. Married to a GP, she has four children, several sheep, a herd of geese, a Shetland pony and a peacock, all of whom have benefited from her herbal remedies. She lives in Norfolk.
Titel: Hatfield's Herbal: The Curious Stories of ...
Verlag: Penguin Books
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Hatfield's Herbal: The Curious Stories of Britain's Wild Plants This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780140515770
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