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By Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson Meyer,Victoria I

"The allure of this type of paintings could be extensive, encompassing pros and laymen alike. The e-book is the sort which a customer to Pompeii, or to Italy more often than not, would wish to take alongside as a vade mecum [guidebook]."

—Robert I. Curtis, Professor of Classics, collage of Georgia

When workmen excavating the ruins of Pompeii eagerly collected the local medicinal crops growing to be there, Wilhelmina Jashemski found that this was once one other instance of the continuity of existence within the shadow of Vesuvius. some of the vegetation used for natural medication round Pompeii this present day are a similar ones that old gurus comparable to Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides suggested for treating an identical varieties of disorders.

In this e-book, Jashemski provides an natural of thirty-six medicinal crops, such a lot of them recognized to the ancients and nonetheless hired this day. She describes each one plant's modern medicinal makes use of and compares them to old practices as recorded in literary assets. medical, English, and Italian names and the plant's mythological institutions entire the entries, whereas stylish, full-page snap shots depict each one plant visually.

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