Hatfield's Herbal

The Curious Stories of Britain's Wild Plants

Author: Gabrielle Hatfield

  • Penguin
  • Format: ePub eBook
  • Published: 05 Mar 2009
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Synopsis

Hatfield's Herbal is the story of how people all over Britain have used its wild plants throughout history, for reasons magical, mystical and medicinal. Gabrielle Hatfield has drawn on a lifetime's knowledge to describe the properties of over 150 native plants, and the customs that surround them: from predicting the weather with seaweed to using deadly nightshade to make ladies' pupils dilate appealingly, and from ensuring a husband's faithfulness with butterbur to warding off witches by planting a rowan tree. Filled with stories, folklore and remedies both strange and practical, this is a memorable and eye-opening guide to the richness of Britain's heritage.

Product details

  • Format: ePub eBook
  • ISBN: 9780141044750
  • Pages: 464
  • Published: 05 Mar 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin
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