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A Modern Herbal. Vol. 2: I-Z and Indexes by Margaret Grieve

By Margaret Grieve

"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 scholar. seemed easily as a heritage of vegetation, 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 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, no longer an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is missed; and weird and lovely discoveries approximately even the most typical of crops look forward to the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the folks ideals and stories approximately vegetation, the medicinal homes (and elements used) of the herbs, and their botanical category. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her insurance 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 types in all — comprises moreover equipment of cultivation; the chemical parts, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to previous herbalists; attainable financial and beauty houses, and specific illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the various unparalleled vegetation coated in Herbal, possibly the main attention-grabbing are the toxic forms — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so forth. — whose poisons, sometimes, serve clinical reasons and whose antidotes (if identified) are given intimately. And of the various specified beneficial properties, probably 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, worried pressure, pores and skin illness, and different diseases. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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O. Iridaceæ Synonyms. Iris Aquatica. Iris lutia. Yellow Flag. Yellow Iris. Fleur de Luce. Dragon Flower. Myrtle Flower. Fliggers. Flaggon. Segg. Sheggs. Daggers. Jacob’s Sword. Gladyne. Meklin. Levers. Livers. Shalder Part Used. Root Of all British wild plants, none can rival in stately beauty this native representative of the Irises, one of the most distinguished plants in the marginal vegetation of watery places, not only in this country, being universally distributed in Great Britain and growing also in Ireland, but also throughout Europe, North Africa and Siberia.

The drug is known in commerce as Brazilian or Rio Ipecacuanha. History. ’ In an account of Brazil, written by a Portuguese friar who had resided in that country from about 1510 to 1600, mention is made of three remedies for the bloody flux, one of which is called Igpecaya, or Pigaya, which is probably this root. Although in common use in Brazil, Ipe-cacuanha was not employed in Europe prior to the year 1672, when a traveller named Legros brought a quantity of the root to Paris from South America.

Loganiaceæ Synonyms. Faba Ignatic. ) Part Used. Ripe dried seeds Habitat. Philippine Islands Description. A large woody climbing shrub, introduced into Cochin China, and highly esteemed there as a medicine. It attracted the attention of the Jesuits, hence its name. In commerce the beans are about one full inch long; ovate, a dull blacky brown colour, very hard and horny, covered in patches with silvery adpressed hairs; endosperm translucent, enclosing an irregular cavity with an oblong embryo; no odour; taste extremely bitter.

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