The Physick Garden

Ancient Cures for Modern Maladies

The Physick Garden
$24.99 / £16.00
Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711266339
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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The intriguing tales of the plants that have been used to heal and cure our bodies – from ancient superstitions to old wives' tales that worked. Here are the ancient cures for modern maladies...

Since the dawn of history, people have used plants as remedy. But were the Victorians dicing with death when they dropped angel’s trumpet in their tea? Can comfrey really be used to heal broken bones? And can St John’s Wort scare away more than bad spirits? Taking you around the body, from the brain to the bowels, The Physick Garden introduces 80 plants with curious medicinal pasts. 

With surreal illustrations and lively tales, The Physick Garden will show thatsometimes there is method in the madness.

The author

Alice Smith is an artist and freelance illustrator and designer based in Lancashire, UK. She is the art director for Idler magazine and is the the co-founder of Bracketpress – which publishes mostly philosophical and political books and prints. Her work has been exhibited at various venues in the UK, USA and in Europe, and regularly exhibits and sells her work at print fairs in the UK. A selection of clients and collaborations include: The Idler, Penguin, Unbound, Pan Macmillan, Frances Lincoln, Ebury and Barbican Art Gallery.

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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711266339
Illustrations: 100
Size: 5.906 in x 7.874 in / 150 mm x 200 mm

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