A-Z of Traditional Herbal Remedies – Michael Howard
The traditional herbal treatment of ailments has today regained much of its pre-Christian age popularity. The early Church had regarded it as an aspect of paganism and had vigorously tried to suppress it.
In this comprehensive herbal Michael Howard has drawn widely not only from known medieval herbals but from many country practitioners of herbal treatments. Illustrated with charming woodcuts it lists some 80 ailments – from acne to warts – with full recipes for the preparation of remedies. Over 140 plants and herbs are presented alphabetically with both botanical and common names. Details of their habitats and associated folklore are provided in addition to general and specific properties, use and methods of application.