Plants that … CURE

Plants that cure: A natural history of the world’s most important medicinal plants* by Elizabeth A Dauncey and Melanie–Jayne R Howes, 2020. Kew Publishing. A few years ago Kew published a book about the deadly side of plants, Plants that kill by Elizabeth Dauncey and Sonny Larsson. I’m pleased to report that the antidote is now available. Accordingly, Plants that cure by Elizabeth Dauncey and Melanie-Jayne Howes is here appraised. Starting at the beginning, the 2-page Introduction explains the book’s scope, the arrangement of plant information, and has a useful “How this book works” section explaining the formulaic lay-out employed...

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