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Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow-Lives of Plants

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Uncover the folklore and historical past of our most poisonous crops.”For those who drink a lot from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it’s virtually sure to disagree with you, ultimately.” (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)In each historical past and fiction, a number of the most dramatic, infamous deaths have been by means of poisonings. Hid and deliberate, it is a crime that requires advance planning and that for a lot of centuries might go just about undetected. And but there’s a nice line between therapeutic and killing: The distinction lies solely within the dosage!┬áIn Botanical Curses and Poisons, Fez Inkwright returns to folkloric and historic archives to disclose the fascinating, untold tales behind a wide range of deadly crops, witching herbs, and funghi. Going from A to Z, she covers all the pieces from apple (consider the poisoned fruit in “Snow White”) and the hallucinogenic angel’s trumpet to laurel, which emits poisonous fumes, to oleander (a lethal decorative shrub), with every plant fantastically illustrated by the creator herself. This enthralling treasury is full of perception, lore, and the revealed mysteries of on a regular basis flora-including the prevalence of poisoning in historical Rome, its use in faith and magic, and customary antidotes – making this excellent for gardeners, writers, folklorists, witches, and scientists alike!

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