- Filename: siamene-home-treatment.
- ISBN: UCAL:B4500501
- Release Date: 1904
- Number of pages: 284
- Author: Marcus De Lafayette Allen
Discover the clinic in your kitchen Even before Charaka compiled the Samhita, his treatise on Ayurveda, in the second century B.C., women and men were using herbs from their kitchens, fields and forests to alleviate pain and cure sickness. But with the coming of Western medicine, such indigenous practices were condemned out of court as 'unscientific'. This book, the outcome of over three decades of journeying and interactions with barely recognized vaids, ohjas and small community physicians, attempts to document these practices, while presenting also the findings of Western science that has only recently begun to acknowledge and legitimize them. Forty of the most common herbs in every Indian kitchen, including well-loved familiars such as garlic, ginger and pudina and the more special saffron, almonds and figs, are described here as known in local, specialized healing traditions. The botanical profile of each herb is followed by an extensive record of its medicinal uses in particular ailments, with detailed notes on the preparation and dosage of each remedy and an extensive bibliography of research articles. Comprehensive and separate glossaries of English and non-English technical terms and unfamiliar herbs, a multi-language index of plant names, and detailed illustrations make Home Remedies a unique reference guide to rediscovering a host of remedies for the most commonly encountered ailments.
Presents sensible advice on selecting and caring for Siamese cats.
(back cover) Information and advice to help you take good care of your Siamese Cat The typical Siamese Cat: its origins, anatomy, physical traits, temperament, and more Expert advice: feeding, health care, play activities, and more Understanding your Siamese Cat: body language, voice, and your cat's other ways of communicating with you Step-by-step directions for everyday care of your cat Informative checklists and sidebars Handsome full-color photos (photo caption) These sleek, handsome cats are among the most sociable of all feline breeds.
Foremost among the biographies that Maurice Collis wrote during his wide-ranging literary career is Siamese White - an account of the career of Samuel White of Bath who, during the reign of James II, was appointed by the King of Siam as a mandarin of that country. The book superbly embodies that old adage - truth is stranger than fiction. 'A magnificent story, full of interest and excitement, but there is more to it than that. Collis, who has lived for years on the scene of these high happenings, is able to give us a first-hand picture of a fascinating land: of a lovely archipelago, of rivers and rapids, of an immemorial track through jungles haunted by tigers and malaria.' Evening Standard