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Remembered Remedies
£9.99
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ISBN:
9781780270043
Categories
Natural History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 August 2011
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
144
Illustrations
Colour throughout

Remembered Remedies

Scottish Traditional Plant Lore

Based on the recollections of hundreds people from all over Scotland, Remembered Remedies is a fascinating insight into the way plants have featured in Scottish life for generations - whether it be collecting seaweed from island shores and using garden vegetables or bottling cordials, making heather beds and chaff mattresses and using plants for medicinal purposes. Organized by habitat and use (field, meadow and machair; hedgerows and paths; hillsides and moorland; lochs, bogs and wells; seashore; trees and woodland; vegetables and kitchen cures.) the book also includes botanical information and full colour photographs of over 100 plants. It is ideal for reference and for those who want to identify plants where they grow.

Anne Barker studied at Stanford University and St Andrews. She lectures part-time in Ethnobotany at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. She was the co-ordinator in Scotland for Ethnomedica, an oral history archive project based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew that researches the herbal traditions of Britain. She recently retired from practice as a medical herbalist.