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The Herb Book (2nd Ed, 1986)

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"The Herb Book: Soothe your nerves, cure your cough, colour your fabrics, perfume your bath,
stimulate your lover, spice your sauces, stop your nightmares, freshen your breath--with herbs. The
most complete catalogue of nature's miracle plants ever published."
Benedict Lust Publications, Sini Valley, Ca., 1974; this is the Bantam Books UK edition, 1986.
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The Herb Book - Front Cover
Publisher's Blurb
Title Page
Printer's Imprint
Dedication
CONTENTS
Preface
How to Use This Book

PART 1
Herbs and History
The World of the Plant
What Is a Plant?
The Names of Plants
Glossary of Botanical Terms
Getting and Keeping Herbs
The Call of the Wild: Roughing It
The Herb Garden: Do It Yourself
The Herb Dealer: Path of Least Resistance
Drying Herbs
Storing Herbs
Commercial Sources of Herbs and Herb Products
How to Make and Use Herb Preparations
Glossary of Medicinal Effects and Herbs That Produce Them
Plants Applicable to Various Conditions and Body Organs

PART 2: A Compendium Of Botanical Medicine
Introduction
Listing of Plants
Alphabetical List of Herbs: English Names
Alphabetical List of Herbs: Latin Botanical Names

PART 3
Introduction
Herbal Mixtures: Formulas for Health
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
Protein
Vitamins
Minerals
Fats and Carbohydrates
Enzymes
Hormones
Herbs and Spices: The Art of Seasoning
Plants Are for Drinking
Herb Teas
Coffee Substitutes
Juices
Alcoholic Beverages
Beauty from Plants: Some Natural Cosmetics
Scents--Common and Uncommon
Dyes in Living Color
General Information About Dyeing
List of Plant Dyes by Color
List of Plant Dyes by Plant
A Plant Miscellany
Plants and Astrology
Legend and Lore

Bibliography and References
Index
Comprehensive Botanical Index
Plant Index
General Index
List of Plants by Botanical Name
About the Author
Rear Cover