This vintage book is a comprehensive handbook of herbalism, with chapters on its history, instructions on the application of herbs, descriptions of plants, directions for gathering and harvesting, and much more. Although old, much of the information contained within this volume is timeless and will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the medicinal applications of plants and herbs. Contents include: “History of Herbalism” , “Herbalism Today”, “Medicinal and Other Herbs”, “Botanical Names”, “Index to Therapeutic Action”, “Weights and Measures”, “Medicinal Formulae”, “Toilet Recipes”, “Culinary Herbs”, “Gathering and Drying”, “Index to herbs”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.