POTIONS, LOTIONS, TONICS AND TEAS by Linda Glovach

POTIONS, LOTIONS, TONICS AND TEAS

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Potions, lotions, tonics and teas--and a goodly portion of each (100 recipes in all), culled perhaps from health food manuals, old herbals, and cloud-cuckoo-land. There are natural snacks prescribed for such purposes as ""enhancing feelings of pleasure while everyone is having fun""; there's a turnip potion to cure hysterics or kill the appetite, and others for morning pep, exam acumen, composure, and--oh yes, love; there are various external-use preparations of eggs, oil, yogurt, and milk to combat dry skin, freckles, whiteheads, and tangles; there is elder flower tea to prevent flu and nightmares, nutmeg in tea to stay awake, and mint in chamomile to sleep. . . . Harmless enough, but you'll Fred the same sort of undifferentiated wisdom at herb and health food stores for pamphlet prices.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Prentice-Hall