An Ancient Egyptian Herbal by Lisa Manniche: This is one of the very few accessible books on the use of herbs and spices used in Ancient Egypt.
An Ancient Egyptian Herbal
An Ancient Egyptian Herbal

An Ancient Egyptian Herbal By Lise Manniche

This is one of the very few accessible books on the use of herbs and spices used in Ancient Egypt. The introduction covers what the Ancient Egyptians grew in their gardens, and used for food, medicine, incense and cosmetics and perfume, while the rest of the book is devoted to a list of 95 species of plants and trees used in ancient Egypt.

Drawing on texts written by the Egyptians and their neighbours, and on works by classical authors and the Copts, Lise Manniche has reconstructed an herbal of plants and trees used from before the pharaohs to the Coptic period.

Publisher: British Museum Press
ISBN: 0714119741