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The Complete Medicinal Herbal : Penelope Ody (Hardcover, 1993)

I snagged it on Half.com for 3.00 and 3.49 shipping, and it's a hard back. I did NOT buy it from Amazon.com. *sniff* It arrived via the postman today:). It is is brand new shape! I've wanted a copy of this book for ages, and couldn't find one I was willing to pay for until last week. I'm sooooo happy! I have other books on herbs and plants that are more scientifically oriented but this one has great pics, and explains for the newbie how to make decoctions, tissanes, teas, creams, salves, poultices, and tinctures, and other stuff. It's a good book for reference. And yes, I have 'The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs' which has more of the chemical properties and sciencey stuff, because the author is a Phd botanist and created the database of the world's medicinal plants for the USDA. But THIS book is very easy to read and has such beautiful illustrations of all the plants and herbs. It truly is a classic. Now I'm on the hunt for a reasonably priced updated version. :D Book addictions never end!

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