A rhyming alphabet of medicinal plants


By Dr Henry Oakeley

A new book from Dr Henry Oakeley, the Royal College of Physicians garden fellow, featuring some charming woodcuts and botanical images from the RCP's rare books collection.

Entries include;

H is for Helianthus
'A sunny sort of flower
Whose seeds make a special oil
Your cholesterol to lower'


V also stands for Vicia
'Our traditional broad bean
Which helps the Parkinsonian
With extracted dopamine'


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