A British import that examines the medicinal properties of specific herbs: digitalis and others for the heart, a licorice...

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HERBS THAT HEAL

A British import that examines the medicinal properties of specific herbs: digitalis and others for the heart, a licorice derivative for gastric ulcer, belladonna and mandrake to alleviate pain, ergot to quicken labor, herbs for coughs and colds, fertility or infertility, accelerating or relieving blood clots. Dr. Thomson, a former cardiology researcher and editor of Black's Medical Dictionary, also includes a chapter on herbs and cancer, advising the reader to proceed armed with ""a particularly ample supply of grains of salt"" as he inspects traditional--and decidedly spurious--cures for cancer. Veddy British in style and allusions, with faith placed in continued research.

Pub Date: July 1, 1977

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Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977