Subtitle Ancient Cures for Modern Maladies

Alice Smith
Price $24.99 / £16.00
Description Description The intriguing tales of the plants that have been used to heal and cure our bodies – from ancient superstitions to old wives' tales that worked. Here are the ancient cures for modern maladies...

Plants have been used for centuries for their healing powers –to both positive and deadly effect. Through the ages, these herbal remedies have become enshrined in folklore, and so too the names we have given the plants and the old wives’ tales we continue to tell our children. Many have also found their way into modern medicine cabinets.

But 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. 

With surreal illustrations and lively talesThe Physick Garden will show that sometimes there is method in the madness.

Format Hardcover Book 176 Pages
ISBN 9780711266339
Size5.91 in x 7.87 in / 150.00 mm x 200.00 mm
Published Date April 26th, 2022
Alice Smith

Alice Smith is an artist, illustrator and designer based in Lancashire, UK. She is the art director for Idler magazine and is the co-founder of Bracketpress, which publishes work by an eclectic group of maverick writers and musicians. Her work has been exhibited at various venues in the UK, USA and in Europe, and regularly exhibits and sells her work at print fairs in the UK.

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