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Plants of Life, Plants of Death
Frederick J. Simoons. Examines plants associated with ritual purity, fertility, good health, prosperity, & life, on the one hand, or with ritual impurity, sickness, ill fate, & death, on the other. Offers a wealth of detail from not only history, ethnography, religious studies, classics, & folklore, but also from ethnobotany & medicine. Surveys a vast geographical region extending from Europe through the Near East to India & China, discussing such plants as tulsi, the most sacred plant of Hinduism; Indiaís giant sacred fig trees, the pipal & the banyan; the history of mandrake & ginseng; & the story of garlic & onions as impure foods. Identifies & discusses physical characteristics of plants that have contributed to their contrasting ritual roles. B&W illustrations.
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