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Historical Uses of Herbs in the Mid-Nineteenth Century and Home Remedies, by Virginia Mescher. This guide is for information purposes only. It is not intended for actual use of the herbs as medicines. Various ailments are listed along with the herbs that are used to treat each one. Herbs and ailments are cross-referenced. Period publications and receipts, patent medicines, home remedies, beauty preparations, and the household uses of herbs are all discussed. (20 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Paperback)