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Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants
 
 

Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants [Kindle Edition]

Susan Gregg
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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This comprehensive reference work covers the uses and magical properties of herbs, plants and flowers from around the world. Each entry gives a history of the plant; medicinal properties, how to use it and for what purpose, for example did you know perewinkle could be used to attract love and increase mental acuity? --Organic Gardening magazine, September 2008

Discover the magical properties and mystical uses of nearly 300 herbs, flowers, and other plants - many of which you can find outside your back door. If you're having trouble finding forgivness, especially during family arguments, place Crysanthumum flower heads in the bacth to release your anger; if you;re feeling your partner may be breaking the honesty code, place Magnolia leaves under your bed to encourage fidelity and prevent your elationship going astray; if you're feeling the itch of negativity, sprinkle Heliotrope blossoms around your home, and this will soothe the tich and heal any lingering emotional wounds; if you're feeling easily distracted and resatless, chew Celery seeds to increase your attention during the day, or place some in your pillow to get a good night's rest. Learn simple recipes foe teas, tonics, and elixiers as wellas ways to burn incense and other methods to tap into the magic power these plants possess. --The Watkins Review, Summer 2009

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The magical properties and uses for nearly 300 plants show readers how to improve their lives using the spiritual properties of the nature around them. Entries describe how to use spells or rituals and potions that solve everything from shooing evil spirits out of a reader’s house to finding the perfect mate. Susan Gregg shows readers how to concoct tinctures, oils, and bath salts, work with dried leaves, fresh plants and flowers to call in fairies and plant divas that will enhance your life.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 33419 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press (1 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ES4TQG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but could be better 2 May 2009
By Mara Greenwood VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This isnt a bad book but more care in the final editing and proofing was required - for example, using a picture of ivy (hedera helix) for the entry on ground ivy (glechoma hederacea) was just a tad foolish and could have been avoided. I think this is one of those books to pick up cheap rather than pay full price for as i did.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible information! 29 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback
This book should be avoided like the plague. The information in it is awful and actually dangerous! For lobelia she suggests taking an infusion containing 2 tablespoons of lobelia before your ritual. By the end of it you'd be dead! Lobelia should only be used in minute doses and by a fully qualified herbalist. This kind of misinformation makes me so angry!!!!! Stick to the old goodies like Cunningham; might be old but at least the information is correct!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the pictures! 20 Sep 2009
By mossy cat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful book, but there are multiple errors with the photos not matching what they say they are. So many so in fact that I turned to the front of the book to see if I missed some sort of disclaimer or explanation. Mandrake, persimmon, cascara are three examples. Sometimes she will describe a plant, its description and use, and show a plant that might have a similar nickname but is not the one she described. Licorice is an example of this. She described the botanical, glycyrrhiza glabra, and gave its uses, etc., but then showed a picture of a totally different plant that is sold with the nickname of licorice plant, but is not true licorice nor the one she speaks about and calls glycyrrhiza glabra. These errors are all over in the book. This type of error concerns me because if she doesn't know what the plant looks like is she even familiar with the plants at all? And where is she getting the info on what the plant is good for? I kept getting the feeling she had no idea about plants, and just googled some picture to accompany her suggested uses for a plant. It worries me, that since I don't know about the magical uses, she might be off there as well and I'd have no idea. When I can identify errors on things I am sure of, I am doubtful to trust an author on things I am not sure of. She is also more willing than most herbal books to state an herb safe for internal use. Mugwort for example is usually listed as not safe for internal use. People can make their own choices as to the safety of an herb, but she should at least alert people that many authorities feel the herbs she says are safe are instead somewhat dangerous. A pretty book, but of dubious reliability.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty pictures 5 Mar 2010
By Linda Early Kearney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a book recommended to me for a "crash course" on plants for a paper I had to write. It's pictures are lovely, the info a bit short. What was interesting is that the "subject plant" I was to review was NOT in this book so I wasted money.

If you want to read about "common" plants and enjoy lovely pics, this is the book for you. If you want an informative book on more exotic or rarer plants, go to your public library.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful and full of helpful content 24 Sep 2008
By S - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Upon opening this book I immediately began learning and finding answers in every page. Fascinated I could not put the book down. It expanded my horizon and anytime now is my support during times of imbalance. What a treasure ! Full of encouragement to grow one's own magical garden! I love it and am happy to have this book as my companion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for! 16 July 2013
By nagycat - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is clear and easy to read. It has simple explanations for a wide assortment of plants. Wiull be one of my most used books.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 28 May 2013
By Jim Underwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great reference material, love thumbing through it and seeing all the magical plants that I can cultivate and grow on my own.
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