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The Power of Herbs

The Power of Herbs

Author: Gill Davies
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Description
The oldest document reporting the use of herbs is the Ebers Papyrus which is dated as being from around 1,500BC. This Egyptian scroll, measuring nearly 20 meters in length, lists some 700 magical formulae and remedies. Undoubtedly herbs were being used long before this official report and throughout the centuries have been a powerful element in diet, medicine and magic. They have been used to flavour food, make perfumes, create potions and spells and to serve countless medical and spiritual needs.Although any part of the plant might be considered for herbal medicine - flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, berries, resin or bark, in culinary use, only the leafy green parts are classed as herbal; other portions serve as spices. This exquisite album is a portrayal of herbs in all their floral glory. It discovers anecdotes, traditional lore, historical comment and a long-lost era of superstition and magic, together with many ideas and hints on how to get the best from your herbs, be it in your cooking or as an alternative medicine.
Author description
Gill Davies is an experienced author with over 400 books to her name. Gill is also an enthusiastic gardener and photographer and loves to experiment with different herbs in her cooking.
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General Fields

  • : 9781849310918
  • : Little Hills Press
  • : Little Hills Press
  • : October 2015
  • : 216mm X 138mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gill Davies
  • : Hardback
  • : 641.657
  • : 192