By Margaret Grieve
"There isn't really one web page of this spell binding ebook which doesn't comprise whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense scholar. looked easily as a historical past of plant life, it provides to the fun of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator.
If you need to know the way pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root bought their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A sleek 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 assurance. From aconite to zedoary, no longer an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is missed; and unusual and lovely discoveries approximately even the most typical of crops look forward to the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the people ideals and stories approximately crops, the medicinal houses (and components 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 tools of cultivation; the chemical elements, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to past herbalists; attainable fiscal and beauty houses, and special illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the numerous unparalleled vegetation lined in Herbal, possibly the main attention-grabbing are the toxic types — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so forth. — whose poisons, every so often, serve scientific reasons and whose antidotes (if identified) are given intimately. And of the numerous certain beneficial properties, possibly the main fascinating 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 loads of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, frightened pressure, pores and skin illness, and different illnesses. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.
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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. , in ditches and hedges, but any moist, shady place will suit it, and it is quite worthy of a place in our gardens. Propagation is effected in autumn or spring, by division of the root-stocks.
Iridaceæ The Iris belongs to a family of plants that is justly popular in this country for its many varieties of handsome garden blooms, beautifying the borders in spring and early summer. The plant is named after the rainbow goddess, ‘Iris,’ from the beauty and variety of colours in the flowers of the genus. From ancient times the stately Iris stood as a symbol of power and majesty – it was dedicated to Juno and was the origin of the sceptre, the Egyptians placing it on the brow of the Sphinx and on the sceptre of their kings, the three leaves of its blossoms typifying faith, wisdom and valour.
9d. per lb. in 1850 to about 8s. 9d. per lb. in 1870, led to attempts to acclimatize the plant in India, but without much commercial success, owing to the difficulty of finding suitable places for its cultivation and to its slowness of growth. It is grown to a limited extent in the Malay States, at Johore, near Singapore. In December, 1915, the Brazil root was valued at 24s. per lb. and the Johore root at 20s. per lb. At the same time, Cartagena root sold for 16s. per lb. It would probably pay to grow this plant more extensively in the British Colonies.
A Modern Herbal. Vol. 2: I-Z and Indexes by Margaret Grieve