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The ancient Egyptians were highly skilled in the use of herbs and spices for medicines, cooking, cosmetics, perfumes and many other purposes. This work provides an account of the plants' special properties, with recipes for cosmetics and cures. It discusses the uses the ancient Egyptians made of herbs and flowers, and the importance of plants.
Revised reprint of the 1989 edition.
Dr Lise Manniche, a leading Egyptologist, is the author of many books, including City of the Dead and Music and Musicians in Ancient Egypt. She also regularly broadcasts on television programmes such as Gardener's World.