popular names, habitat, description
rituals, mythology, symbolism, magic, popular customs, popular beliefs, fairytales, sagas, legends
herbalism, popular remedies, cosmetics, agriculture, industry, crafts, home, garden and kitchen
A modern reference work on the part played by herbs, shrubs and trees in mythology and religious and profane rituals and the symbolism that derives from them.
Many customs that 21st -century man finds perfectly normal once had a far deeper significance.
It is an academically sound survey of the knowledge of ritual plants over the centuries, taking a broad view, plus a critical look at how correctly plant species are named in the literature.