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Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants

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The magical properties and uses for nearly 300 plants show readers how to improve their lives using the spiritual properties of the nature around them. Entries describe how to use spells or rituals and potions that solve everything from shooing evil spirits out of a reader’s house to finding the perfect mate. Susan Gregg shows readers how to concoct tinctures, oils, and ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Fair Winds Press
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Allaya
Dec 06, 2013 Allaya rated it it was ok
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Holy smokes, the errors! I'm not even a serious student of plants and I spotted so many that I lost track of them. The one that sticks out in my mind as being rather blatant was the section on mandrake being illustrated with an almond tree. There were errors in the text, but those all ran together in my mind and I can't think of a specific example.

While it is an interesting book, after finding so many errors in the text I can only really use it as casual browsing book. If I find something intere
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Sally
Aug 12, 2009 Sally rated it it was ok
I would have entitled this an "overview" rather than an "encyclopedia" of herbs, plants and flowers. The photos were often nice, but sometimes confusing. I'm not about to set up an alter to my "green allies;" I wasn't after the magical information. But I suppose that a lot of magical lore overlaps traditional medicinal lore. That's what I was interested in. Each entry was very brief.

Pretty, but not terribly practical, from a medicinal point of view. Now if you want to know what to wear in your a
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Jess
Apr 26, 2010 Jess rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health, nonfiction, 2010
An absolutely lovely reference book. The design is slick, the pictures are beautiful, and the mythology about the plants is delightful.

I've read poor reviews from people who picked this up as a medical reference. As the title fortells, this isn't that type of text. It sprinkles in folk cures for sore throats and bellyaches, but if you're looking for alternative medicine, look elsewhere.
Aunt
Jul 25, 2008 Aunt marked it as to-read
I didn't know this was out already. I got to see the original from the printer while I was in HI in April! Looks to be very thorough and I'd like to use while growing herbs for use in my daily nutrition and whole health routine.
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Feb 04, 2016 Susie rated it liked it
Fun to flip through and read all of the alternative uses for plants. I read this many for research purposes, it was not super in depth, but a good place to start and a nice introduction.
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