Encyclopaedia of Magical Herbs In days gone by our ancestors lived in harmony with the earth. they knew which plants could heal and which could kill. They also knew that plants harboured magical powers, forces that could be harnessed and directed to fulfil a need - anything from protecting a house, to finding true love. Magical herbalism is the use of these powers to create positive changes. Far from concentrating on esoteric unobtainable plants, many of those mentioned within are old friends. the magical properties of onions, cashews, apples, rice, lettuce - as well as dill, basil, fennel, garlic and parsley are described. Extensive tables, across the reference of, folk names, glossary and annotated bibliography make this a comprehensive and valuable guide to the practice of magical herbalism.