By Margaret Grieve
The Medicinal, Culinary, beauty and monetary houses, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs & bushes with Their glossy clinical Uses)
"There isn't really one web page of this mesmerizing ebook which doesn't include whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense pupil. appeared easily as a historical past 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 smooth Herbal. This 20th-century model of the medieval Herbal is as wealthy in medical truth and folklore as its predecessors and is both encyclopedic in assurance. From aconite to zedoary, no longer an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is ignored; and weird and beautiful discoveries approximately even the most typical of crops watch for the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the folks ideals and stories approximately crops, the medicinal houses (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 — comprises additionally tools of cultivation; the chemical materials, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to previous herbalists; attainable monetary and beauty houses, and designated illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the numerous remarkable crops coated in Herbal, might be the main attention-grabbing are the toxic types — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so forth. — whose poisons, often times, serve clinical reasons and whose antidotes (if recognized) are given intimately. And of the numerous designated gains, might be 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 masses of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, apprehensive rigidity, pores and skin ailment, and different diseases. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.
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Melanoxylon. The bark of another Australian species, known as Wattles, is rich in tannin and forms a valuable article of export. The pods of other species are employed in Egypt and Nubia for their tannin. The pods of the A. Concuine are used by Indian women in the same way as the soapnut for washing the head; and the leaves of the same tree are employed in cookery for their acidity. Certain tribes on the Amazon use the seeds of another species, the Acacia Niopo, for snuff combined with lime and cocculus.
Lungwort, because of its spotted leaves, was used for diseased lungs. 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.
M. S. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR MRS. C. F. LEYEL IN TWO VOLUMES Vol. I (A-H) DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. NEW YORK This Dover edition, first published in 1971, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1931. In 1982 a new Index of Scientific Names compiled by Manya Marshall was added to Volume II of this work. ), PLATE XLI FUNGI (FLY AGARIC) (Amanita Muscaria), PLATE XLI FUNGI-ERGOT OF RYE (Claviceps Purpurea), PLATE XLII GAMBOGE (Garcinia Hanburyii), PLATE XLIII GARLIC (Allium Sativum), PLATE XLIII GENTIAN (Gentiana Luted), PLATE XLIV GINGER (Zingiber Officinale), PLATE XLV GRASS, DARNEL (Lolium Temulentum), PLATE XLV GOLDEN ROD (Solidago Virgaurea), PLATE XLVI Facing page GUAIACUM (Guaiacum Officinale), PLATE XLVII HELLEBORE, BLACK (HelkboTUS Niger), PLATE XLVIII HELLEBORE, WHITE (Veratrum Album), PLATE XLVIII HELLEBORE, (BLACK) STINKING (ENGLISH BEARSFOOT) (HelkboruS Fcetidus), PLATE XLIX HELLEBORE, (WHITE) ORIENTAL (HelkboTUS Orientdlis), PLATE XLIX HEMLOCK (Conium Maculatum), PLATE L HEMLOCK, WATER (COWBANE) (Ckuta Virosd), PLATE L HENBANE (Hyoscyamus Niger), PLATE LI HOLLY, SEA (Eryngium Campestre), PLATE LI HOREHOUND, WHITE (Marrubium Vulgar e), PLATE LII HORSERADISH (Cochlearia Armoracia), PLATE LII HYSSOP, HEDGE (Gratiola Officinalis), PLATE LIII IPECACUANHA (Psychotria Ipecacuanha), PLATE LIII IRIS, FLORENTINE (Iris Florentind), PLATE LIV IVY, POISON (Rhus Toxicodendron), PLATE LIV JUNIPER (Juniperus Communis), PLATE LV KINO, AFRICAN (Pterocarpus Marsupium), PLATE LV LAUREL, CHERRY (Prunus Laurocerasus), PLATE LVI LAUREL (Laurus Nobilis), PLATE LVI LAVENDER, SPIKE (Lavandula Spied), PLATE LVII LEMON (Citrus Limonum), PLATE LVII LETTUCE, WILD (Lactuca Virosa), PLATE LVIII LIQUORICE (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), PLATE LVIII LOOSESTRIFE, PURPLE (Lythrum Salicaria), PLATE LIX MALLOW, MARSH (Althcea Officinalis), PLATE LIX MARJORAM, WILD (Origanum Vulgare), PLATE LX MASTIC (Pistacia Lentiscus), PLATE LX MERCURY, DOG S (Mercurialis Perennis), PLATE LXI MEZEREON (Daphne Mezereum), PLATE LXI MINTS (Mentha Viridis, Mentha Pulegium, Mentha Piperita), PLATE LXII MOSS, ICELAND (Cetraria Islandica), PLATE LXIH MUSTARDS, BLACK AND WHITE (Brassica Nigra and Brassica Alba), PLATE LXIII NIGHTSHADE, DEADLY (BELLADONNA) (Atropa Belladonna), PLATE LXIV NIGHTSHADE, WOODY (BITTERSWEET) (Solanum Dulcamara), PLATE LXIV NUTMEG (Myristica Fragans), PLATE LXV NUX VOMICA (Strychnos Nux-Vomica), PLATE LXVI Facing page OAK GALLS (Quercus Infectoria), PLATE LXVI OLIVE (Oka Europcea), PLATE LXVII ORANGE, SWEET (CitrUS Aurantium), PLATE LXVII OPOPONAX (Opoponax Chironium), PLATE LXVIII PARSLEY, FOOLS (Mthusa Cynapium), PLATE LXVIII PARIS, HERB (Parts Quadrifolia), PLATE LXIX PEPPER, BLACK (Piper Nigrum), PLATE LXIX PARADISE, GRAINS OF (HUNGARIAN PEPPER) (Amomum Melegueta), PLATE LXX PERUVIAN BARK (Cinchona Succirubra), PLATE LXX PELLITORY (Anacyclus Pyrethrum), PLATE LXXI PIMPERNEL, SCARLET (Anagallis Arvensis), PLATE LXXI PINE, LARCH (Pinus Larix), PLATE LXXII PINE, WILD (Pinus Sylvestris), PLATE LXXII PINK ROOT (Spigelia Marilandica), PLATE LXXIII POMEGRANATE (Punica Granatum), PLATE LXXIII POPPY, WHITE (Papaver Somniferum), PLATE LXXIV QUASSIA (Picrcena Excelsa), PLATE LXXV RHATANY, PERUVIAN (Krameria Triandra), PLATE LXXVI RHODODENDRON, YELLOW (Rhododendron Chrysanthum), PLATE LXXVII RHUBARB, EAST INDIAN (Rheum Palmatum), PLATE LXXVII RHUBARB, FRENCH (Rheum Undulatum), PLATE LXXVIII ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus Officinalis), PLATE LXXIX RUE (Ruta Graveolens), PLATE LXXIX SAFFRON (Crocus Sativus), PLATE LXXX SAFFRON, MEADOW (Colchicum Autumnale), PLATE LXXX SARSAPARILLA, JAMAICA (Smilax Ornata), PLATE LXXXI SASSAFRAS (Sassafras Officinale), PLATE LXXXI SEDGE, SWEET (Acorus Calamus), PLATE LXXXII SENNA (Cassia Acutifolia), PLATE LXXXIII SENEGA (Polygala Senega), PLATE LXXXIV SIMARUBA (Simaruba Amara), PLATE LXXXIV SNAKEROOT (Aristolochia Serpentaria), PLATE LXXXV SPURGE (EUPHORBIUM) (Euphorbia Resinifera), PLATE LXXXVI SQUILL (Urginea Scilla), PLATE LXXXVI STAVESACRE (Delphinium Staphisagria), PLATE LXXXVII STORAX (Liquidambar Orientalis), PLATE LXXXVII TAMARIND (Tamarindus Indica), PLATE LXXXVIII TANSY (Tanacetum Vulgare), PLATE LXXXVIII THISTLE, HOLY (Carbenia Benedicta), PLATE LXXXIX Facing page THORNAPPLE (Datura Stramonium), PLATE XC TOBACCO (Nicotiana Tabacum), PLATE XC TORMENTIL (Potentilla Tormentilla), PLATE XCI WOOD SORREL (Oxalis Acetosella), PLATE XCI TRAGACANTH (Astragalus Gummifer), PLATE XCII BEARBERRY (UVA-URSI) (Arbutus Uva-Ursi), PLATE XCII VALERIAN, COMMON (Valeriana Officinalis), PLATE XCIII WILLOW (Salix Russeliana), PLATE XCIII WINTERGREEN (ChimophUa Umbellata), PLATE XCIV WINTER S BARK (Drimys Winteri), PLATE XCIV WORMSEED, LEVANT, AND LEVANT WORMWOOD (Artemisia Cina and Artemisia Absinthium), PLATE XCV ZEDOARY (Curcuma Zedoaria), PLATE XCVI BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE IT is impossible to give a complete list of the works consulted for reference in the compiling of this HERBAL.