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Title:
Polish herbs, flowers & folk medicine
Author:
Knab, Sophie Hodorowicz.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hippocrene Books, 1999.

©1995
Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Revised edition, 1999"-T.p. verso.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780781807869
Format :
Book

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Summary

This book captures the unique history of the plant life once essential to the Polish people. It leads the reader on a guided tour through monastery, castle, and cottage gardens, providing details on the history and healing powers of over one hundred herbs and flowers. Beautiful line drawings and woodcuts illustrate the garden patterns and various plants important to Polish tradition.


Author Notes

Sophie Hodorowicz Knab is the heritage editor for the nationally circulated Polish newspaper, The Polish American Journal. The author has also previously published articles on the uses of herbs in Poland for The Herb Quarterly and The Herb Companion.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Chapter I Flowers and Herbs in Everyday Polish Lifep. 13
Chapter II Brief History of Medicine and Healing Artsp. 33
Chapter III Polish Gardens of the Pastp. 47
The Monastery Gardenp. 47
Castle, Villa and Manor Gardensp. 51
The Peasant Gardenp. 66
Chapter IV Herbs and Flowersp. 87
Chapter V Growing Your Polish Herb and Flower Gardenp. 177
Glossary of Termsp. 186
Sources for Gardenersp. 189
Appendix of Herbs, Plants and Flowers in English, Latin, and Polishp. 197
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 214