Magic and Medicine of Plants - Vintage Book
Personally, this book is one of my most treasured possessions!
Magic and Medicine of Plants by Reader's Digest has done an amazing job of compiling information about medicinal plants from scientific pharmacognosy, folklore, botany, and myth. The core of the book is a ``Gallery of Medicinal Plants,'' organized in alphabetical order by the plant's common name. Each entry includes a photograph of the plant in a field setting, a beautifully rendered color illustration, the history of the plant's medicinal uses, identification techniques, habitat, and scientific name. There are also chapters on plants in myth and magic, growing herbs, recipes for cooking with herbs, making herbal cosmetics, dyes, and various medicinal preparations (digestive aids, gargles, liniments, etc.). Included are a good index and useful charts. One of the best book available on herbs and medicinal plants.
It's definitely a book that you'll want to keep on a coffee table or on display!
Every copy we are selling is authentic vintage from the 1980's and therefore will slightly vary in quality and cosmetic differences. All the books are in good shape. Only a few available.