From ancient superstitions to old wives' tales that worked, herbalism was at the centre of medicine for centuries before the discoveries of Jenner and Pasteur. Were the Victorians dicing with death when they dropped angel’s trumpet in their tea? Can comfrey really be used to heal broken bones? And can St John’s Wort scare away more than bad spirits? Taking you around the body, from the brain to the bowels, The Physick Garden introduces 80 plants with curious medicinal pasts.
  • Author: Smith, Alice
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Quarto
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 26/04/2022
  • ISBN: 9780711266339
  • B-Code: B061152
  • Illustrated: Illustrations
  • Pages: 176
  • Dimensions: 200x150mm