Breverton’s Complete Herbal is a modern reworking of Culpeper’s classic reference guide, Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. 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.
As informative as it is entertaining, 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.
About Terry Breverton
Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. He is the author of numerous books has been awarded the Welsh Books Council "Book of the Month" award five times.