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Napiers History of Herbal Healing, Ancient and Modern

by Tom Atkinson

Napiers History of Herbal Healing, Ancient and Modern Synopsis

Herbalism is the oldest form of medicine in the world. It has been practised for thousands of years, and is still the most widely used method of healing in existence. This concise history reveals the development of herbalism through the ages, a unique journey from Neolithic Kurdistan to present-day Edinburgh. It also contains the casebook and autobiography of Duncan Napier, a Victorian practitioner of herbal medicince, with notes from a modern herbalist. From the creation of Lobelia Syrup for coughing to the 48 foot tapeworm, the history of Napiers makes for fascinating reading.

Napiers History of Herbal Healing, Ancient and Modern Press Reviews

[A] curious combination of history, reference and popular science. - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

Book Information

ISBN: 9781905222018
Publication date: 15th March 2019
Author: Tom Atkinson
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 278 pages
Categories: Traditional medicine & herbal remedies, History of medicine, Business strategy,

About Tom Atkinson

Tom Atkinson was an RAF Commando in the Second World War, and worked for 20 years as an advisor to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. He established Luath Press in 1981 and has written a number of guidebooks to the Highlands. He became interested in herbal medicine when his long-standing duodenal ulcer was cured by a herbalist in Wales.

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