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Margaret Robert's book of herbs


Price per Unit (piece): R250.00


  • Author: Roberts, Margaret
  • Publisher: Jonathan Ball
  • Date: 1984


Description: A very interesting and succinct text about the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs in South Africa. Full of interesting annecdotes with wonderful illustrations in colour by Joan Van Gogh.

Condition: This second impression Quarto has cream covered cloth boards, with black spine title. Top edge corner bumped, otherwise book in fine condition. The dust jacket is a bit marked and rubbed, particularly on spine and edges.

Dust jacket blurb:

Margaret Roberts is fast becoming a household name in South Africa for her fascinating and innovative lectures and radio talks on herbs and their uses.

 The reader will be enchanted and amazed to discover the many and varied uses of plants such as sorrel and tumbleweed, dandelions or wisteria, while even the most common 'weed' growing unnoticed in the comer of the garden may be a sure cure for inflamed eyes or a bad chest cold. Although the medicinal properties of herbs, plants and grasses take up a large part of the book, Margaret Roberts also includes deliciously different recipes such as Sour Fig Conserve, Fat Hen Croquettes, Rooibos Gingerbeer and Rose Hip Jelly. In addition there are easy to make potpourris with step by step instructions, effective insect repellent sachets, as well as natural beauty aids - eg rosemary hair lotion to revitalise lifeless hair, or elderflower face lotion which is good for tightening the skin or soothing sunburn.

There is an easy reference herb and ailment chart at the back of the book. For example, should you be suffering from rheumatism, severe bronchitis, nausea or painful corns, the chart will immediately point to the most effective remedy.

Joan van Gogh's full colour illustrations are exquisitely detailed and botanically accurate to ensure instant identification of each herb and plant described in the book Not only is MARGARET ROBERTS' BOOK 0F HERBS a practical handbook, it is also highly entertaining, and an attractive addition to any bookshelf.

 


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