Power of Herbs

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Attempting to explain the effectiveness of herbal remedies used for generations, the medieval 'doctrine of signatures' proposed a connection between a plant’s resemblance to a part of the body and its effectiveness in treating ailments of that area. This guide explores the history and traditions of the use of herbs, for culinary as well as medicinal purposes, providing an illustrated profile of 65 key herbs and information about their various uses and associated folklore.

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Power of Herbs

Power of Herbs

Origins, Traditions, Facts & Flavours

2015

Hardback192pp Illustrated216x158mm

9781849310918     Product Code: 501596

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Attempting to explain the effectiveness of herbal remedies used for generations, the medieval 'doctrine of signatures' proposed a connection between a plant’s resemblance to a part of the body and its effectiveness in treating ailments of that area. This guide explores the history and traditions of the use of herbs, for culinary as well as medicinal purposes, providing an illustrated profile of 65 key herbs and information about their various uses and associated folklore.

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