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Healing threads

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Product description

Healing threads: Traditional Medicines of the Highlands and Islands.

The Gaelic pharmacy was rich, the sources of which lay almost entirely in nature and were subject to the minimum of preparation. Much of the rich store of material comes from the great legacy of medieval Gaelic manuscripts. In more recent times, papers of medical societies have shown how traditional methods and cures are still of value to modern medicine. In addition to a general historical background, which traces the story of Highland folk tradition from earliest times, Mary Beith describes a whole variety of traditional remedies, cures and practices, from the healing properties of stone and metal, animals and insects, to rituals, charms and incantations. Her book also includes a list of the most commonly used herbs. Clearly written with extensive source notes, Healing Threads is a unique introduction to a subject that has fascinated generation after generation.

The book is EXCELLENT CONDITION, it looks hardly read, the spine is tight and there are no internal marks or creases.

Item details

Added value:
first paperback edition
Author(s):
Beith Mary
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1841582778
ISBN-13:
9781841582771
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Birlinn
Title:
Healing threads

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Healing threads: Traditional Medicines of the Highlands and Islands.

The Gaelic pharmacy was rich, the sources of which lay almost entirely in nature and were subject to the minimum of preparation. Much of the rich store of material comes from the great legacy of medieval Gaelic manuscripts. In more recent times, papers of medical societies have shown how traditional methods and cures are still of value to modern medicine. In addition to a general historical background, which traces the story of Highland folk tradition from earliest times, Mary Beith describes a whole variety of traditional remedies, cures and practices, from the healing properties of stone and metal, animals and insects, to rituals, charms and incantations. Her book also includes a list of the most commonly used herbs. Clearly written with extensive source notes, Healing Threads is a unique introduction to a subject that has fascinated generation after generation.

The book is EXCELLENT CONDITION, it looks hardly read, the spine is tight and there are no internal marks or creases.

Added value:
first paperback edition
Author(s):
Beith Mary
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1841582778
ISBN-13:
9781841582771
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Birlinn
Title:
Healing threads

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