This richly illustrated guide describes more than 280 common plants found in Australia and New Zealand and how they can be used to cure diseases, relieve pain, heal injuries and promote good health. Fascinating myths and stories from folklore explain some of the ancient medicinal uses. Reports of modern scientific research show why many of these
plants are widely used in medicine today. Includes Plants in Myth and Magic - Plants in Medicine - People in Medicine - Understanding Plants - Gallery of Medicinal Plants - Exotic Plants and Poisonous Plants - Growing and Using Herbs. 280 x 170mm., pp.464, colour illustrations and plates throughout, glossary, index. Hard cover, laminated pictorial boards (without dust jacket as issued). Contents, no inscriptions; boards slightly rubbed on back. NEAR FINE.