An Ancient Egyptian Herbal Edition by Lise Manniche
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A revealing study of the use of plants in pharaonic times

The ancient Egyptians were skilled in the use of herbs and spices for medicines, cooking, cosmetics, perfumes, and many other purposes. Drawing on texts written by the Egyptians and their neighbors, LiseManniche has reconstructed a herbal of 94 species of plants and trees used before, during, and after the pharaonic period in Egypt. Each plant, from acacia to zizyphus, is named in Latin and English and (where known) in ancient Egyptian, Coptic, Greek, and modern Arabic. The author explains the special properties of each plant, and quotes authentic recipes for cosmetics and remedies. She also dis-cusses the Egyptians’ uses of herbs and flowers for both decorative and practical purposes, and the importance of plants for funerary and festive occasions. A section on perfume draws on the latest research into the ingredients and uses of Egyptian scents.

Product Specifications
Writer : Lise Manniche
English Edition : Sep 2006
Paperback : 184 pp. 23 b/w photographs, 96 line drawings
ISBN : 978 977 416 034 9
Product Dimensions : 9.5 X6.7 X0.5 inch
Weight : 0.480 kg
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Category: A.U.C. Press Books

Subcategory: Archaeology and Ancient Egypt

Quantity: 1
Price:   $ 20.99
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