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The History of Herbs (The Herb Books Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Gerard Strong
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History of Herbs: A Brief Outline of the History of Herbs

Long before records were kept, man was using wild herbs for medicine. Over many years he learned that some plants were safe to eat, while others caused poisoning and death. Discovering which plants were useful must have been a matter of trial and error, sometimes no doubt with disastrous results. From remote times myths and legends grew up about the power of herbs.

In early biblical days the Hebrews used herbs as healthy flavoursome foods. The only plant put to medicinal use was the mandrake root, which was widely used as a painkiller. Although they were well aware of the healing properties of many herbs, the Hebrews held that man should not interfere with the purpose of God, the great healer, by trying to heal himself. Gradually this tradition changed. The later Prophets decreed that the power to heal diseases had been granted by God to physicians in return for their prayers. Most of the herbs used were native to the Middle East. The thymes, sages, mints and marjorams grew in the Bible lands as did rosemary and hyssop. Coriander and cumin can from Egypt.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 9 pages
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  • Language: English
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3.0 out of 5 stars Herb Hitory 8 Dec. 2013
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Quite comprehensive did what it said and quite informative I don't think I would buy it again as it was not what i expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 13 Jan. 2014
By EABaldwin - Published on Amazon.com
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An informative book, I learned a lot about herbs that I didn't know. Good book, I recommend it to anyone with an interest in plants and/or cooking with herbs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars history is good 5 Jan. 2014
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Would like more to the book
I think some comment on superficial values would be great as well as more on food uses
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3.0 out of 5 stars It is good for whast it covers 30 Dec. 2013
By jeff - Published on Amazon.com
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it has some useful information but could be more on a broader scale. I did find what it covered to be useful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice quick read 26 May 2014
By Jeffrey Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
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A good quick review of the history of herbs for anyone curious in learning more about herbs in general. Overall a good book
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough info 26 Dec. 2013
By Tyerose - Published on Amazon.com
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Was not very informative I would have like a little more info. Not worth $.99 I spent. For it It took ten minutes to read from front to back
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