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Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow-Lives of Plants

Discover the fascinating folklore and lurid histories of our most toxic plants.

Poisonings are among the most memorable deaths in history, from the Roman Empire to the Medieval ear and beyond. Concealed and deliberate, it's a crime that must be planned in advance. And yet there is a fine line between healing and poisoning - Paracelsus argued that only the dosage matters! Throughout history, human trial and error across cultures has led to the sharing of incredible stores (and sometimes terrible rumors) about the effects of toxic plants.

In Botanical Curses and Posions, illustrator, author, and folklorist Fez Inkwright returns to archives to uncover the fascinating folklore, lurid histories, and untold stores behind deadly p.ants, witching herbs and fungi.

Filled with beautiful illustrations, this treasury of folklore is packed with insight, lore, and the revealed mysteries of everyday flora!




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