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Polish Herbs, Flowers and Folk Medicine: Revised Edition
Polish Herbs, Flowers and Folk Medicine: Revised Edition. A must for gardeners or anyone interested in learning more about home remedies and their Polish ancestry.


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By Sofie Hodorowicz Knab

Polish Herbs, Flowers and Folk Medicine
takes the reader on a historical tour of plants used in Poland throughout the centuries. Wander through monastery, castle and cottage gardens. Explore the growth of medicine and pharmacies and find home remedies to cure stress or make rejuvenating elixirs. Learn about herbs and flowers used throughout the seasons as well as their use to celebrate birth, weddings and funerals. All plants are listed alphabetically with Latin botanical name and common Polish name while illustrations and color photographs highlight the content. A must for gardeners or anyone interested in learning more about their Polish ancestry.

About the author:

I was born in a Displaced Persons Camp in Hanover, Germany in 1948. My parents were among the millions of Poles sent to Germany against their will to work as forced laborers during World War II. My oldest brother Michael was born during the war and my brother Andrew was born in the DP camp in 1946. My youngest brother Matthew was born in France where we lived for six years before immigrating to the U.S. in 1954. My growing up years can best be described as straddling the world of my parents as they had lived it in Poland, learning the Polish language, with its customs and traditions, and the world of becoming American with its popsicles and roller skates and free libraries. I always loved to read and I loved to write even more but it took me a while to find my groove. Each of my books about Polish culture or history is the result of the frustration of not being able to find sufficient material on the subject written in English. I found material written in Polish and started translating. When I began publishing my findings in Polish American newspapers I found that other Polish Americans were just as hungry as I was to learn more about our heritage and our history. There has been no going back.
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    260 Pages

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