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The Physick Garden

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The Physick Garden: Ancient Cures for Modern Maladies is currently available for sale at The Real Mary King's Close, providing an ideal introduction for those wishing to take a practical approach to exploring the history or herbalism in medicine throughout the centuries. 

What's Inside?

Unearth the secrets of 80 commonly foraged healing plants. From ancient superstitions to practical old wives' tales, herbalism took centre stage in medicine long before the breakthroughs of Jenner and Pasteur. Were the Victorians taking a gamble when they added angel's trumpet to their tea? Can comfrey genuinely mend broken bones? And is St. John's Wort more than just a superstition for warding off bad spirits?

This book takes you on a journey through the history of herbalism, shedding light on these curious plant-based remedies through time. 

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Title: The Physick Garden: Ancient Cures for Modern Maladies
Author/Contributor: Alice Smith
ISBN: 9780711266339
Publisher: Aurum Press Quarto
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: 2022
Number of Pages: 176
Dimensions:  (L) 200 x (W) 150 mm