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06 May 2008

The Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants

The Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants is a detailed and comprehensive book that covers everything your granny never knew about the healing power of plants.

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The Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Chevallier

If you ever had your grandmother offer to help clear up a headache by making some herbal concoction, chances are she was onto something.

The Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants is a detailed and comprehensive book that covers everything your granny never knew about herbs. It includes highly detailed pictures and in-depth information about medicinal plants, their uses, their native habitats and related species.

The book also explores the history of herbs, the active constituents used from the plants and a general overview of how medicinal plants work. The use of herbs according to different countries is also documented and provides insight into how cultures unexpectedly overlap.

(Review by Andre van Wyk)

See also THE ENCYCOLPAEDIA OF HERBAL MEDICINE by the same author.

 
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