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Breverton's Complete Herbal: A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses

Breverton's Complete Herbal: A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses [Kindle Edition]

Terry Breverton
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This incredibly diverse compendium contains just about everything you'll ever need to know about the properties and provenance of herbs and spices of the world. From amara dulcis to yarrow, all-heal to viper's bugloss, Breverton's Complete Herbal is a modern day treasury of over 250 herbs and their uses.

Terry Breverton provides a reworking of a Nicholas Culpeper classic text for a modern day audience. Arranged alphabetically, this book describes over 250 herbs and spices as well as feature entries on scented herb/medicinal gardens, the great herbalists and New World Herbs not included in Culpepper's original text. Each entry provides a description of the herb: its appearance and botanical features, a brief history of its uses in medicine, dyeing and cuisine to bizarre remedies and concoctions designed to get rid of all manner of real and imaginary ailments.

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A compendium of 250 plants and herbs and their remarkable properties. Which miraculous leaves keep migraines at bay? How can garlic be used as an aphrodisiac? What plant has flowers that alleviate asthma? How can hazelnuts help oily skin? Which culinary crops can you grow in your garden? From herbal remedies to home cooking, essential oils to ointments, this diverse compendium contains over 400 years of wisdom about the properties of plants the world over.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5106 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (29 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005W0ARF6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terry Breverton was born in Birmingham in 1946 to Welsh parents, and brought up in Wales before attending universities in England. He worked in over twenty countries before moving to acadaemia, lecturing in Milan, Bologna and Wales before escaping into full-time writing. A Fellow of the Institutes of Consulting and of Marketing, he has given the prestigious Bemis Lecture in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and has spoken twice at the National Festival of Wales in America and Canada. He has been awarded the Welsh Books Council's 'Book of the Month' five times.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Kindle version 13 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This review is about the kindle version of this book (the book itself is also great, by the way).

The kindle version has been so very thoughtfully carried out that I have to sing my praises!

This is an A to Z of medicinal plants, and therefore particularly tricky to navigate in electronic format. The publishers of this book have solved this potential difficulty by giving us, readers, two ways of finding what we need to find within it:

- The table of contents is not just divided into A, B , C , D etc as most books of this kind sadlly are, but each one of the letters opens up into single entries for each item that falls withhin that letter, each directly linked to the content of the book, so that you can not only see at once the entries that the letter contains but you can also at once go onto the entry that interests you. Thank you, thank you.

- This book has an index!! And not only that, but each entry on this index is DIRECTLY LINKED to the page within the book to which the index entry refers!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

May this book serve as an examle of how to reformat a book for kindle use.

It is a joy to use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Reference Book 1 July 2013
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If you want to know more about herbs and how they can help, this is the book. it is based on the work of Nicholas Culpepper, now there was a man who knew his herbs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting recipies 13 April 2014
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An interesting book with some health giving recipies.I did not realise it was an American publication.Different measurements & terminology to british
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 11 April 2013
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Read a page a day to learn about plants that you may never have thought about before. Easy to read, interesting and well researched.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and informative 23 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I ordered the Complete Herbal from for my English Mum. She loves it! Loves the stories, the concoction recipes, and the planting/plant care guidelines. A perfect book for novice or not.
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