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The Scots Herbal The Plant Lore of Scotland

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By: Tess Darwin
198 pages, B/w illus
The Scots Herbal
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  • The Scots Herbal ISBN: 9781841587110 Edition: 2 Paperback Sep 2008 Out of Print #173086
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To our ancestors, there was no such thing as a weed. Every growing thing had a role to play in daily life - as an ingredient for food, as medicine, as a dye or as fodder for livestock. Tess Darwin reveals the forgotten secrets of Scottish plant lore in fascinating detail, showing how many of the plant remedies which were dismissed by modern scientists as superstition have since been found to be effective in treating illness and have led to the creation of many new drugs.

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Tess Darwin gained her ethnobotanical expertise in Central Africa and Australasia. She later returned to Scotland and began a decade of research on the usage of plants.

Out of Print
By: Tess Darwin
198 pages, B/w illus
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'A generous book, a model of research and organisation.' Times Literary Supplement 'Worthwhile and entirely relevant, not just to Scotland. Ethnobotany ... helps engender respect for nature.' BBC Wildlife 'A unique and longed-for book.' Scottish Book Collector 'The first comprehensive guide to the many ways in which wild plants have been used in Scotland over the centuries. It covers the history and folklore of plants, and their use in textiles, arts and crafts.' Scottish Home and Country

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