Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson's A Pompeian Herbal: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants PDF

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By Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson Meyer,Victoria I

ISBN-10: 0292740603

ISBN-13: 9780292740600

ISBN-10: 0292740611

ISBN-13: 9780292740617

"The attraction of this type of paintings might be vast, encompassing pros and laymen alike. The ebook is the kind which a customer to Pompeii, or to Italy often, would need to take alongside as a vade mecum [guidebook]."

—Robert I. Curtis, Professor of Classics, collage of Georgia

When workmen excavating the ruins of Pompeii eagerly amassed the local medicinal crops transforming into there, Wilhelmina Jashemski came upon that this was once one other instance of the continuity of lifestyles within the shadow of Vesuvius. the various crops used for natural drugs round Pompeii this day are an analogous ones that historical specialists resembling Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides suggested for treating a similar varieties of disorders.

In this e-book, Jashemski provides an natural of thirty-six medicinal crops, so much of them identified to the ancients and nonetheless hired at the present time. She describes every one plant's modern medicinal makes use of and compares them to historic practices as recorded in literary resources. clinical, English, and Italian names and the plant's mythological institutions whole the entries, whereas dependent, full-page pics depict each one plant visually.

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