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The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication

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About the Author
Raymond Buckland has been studying and practicing
Spiritualism, fortune-telling, Witchcraft, Gypsy magic,
and other aspects of the supernatural for fifty years. He
has had nearly forty titles published, with translations in
seventeen languages, including The Witch Book, The
Fortune-Telling Book, and the classic Buckland’s Complete
Book of Witchcraft. Of Romany (Gypsy) descent,
Buckland was born in London, where he obtained a doctorate
in anthropology. In 1962 he moved to the United
States and became affiliated with Wicca pioneer Dr.
Gerald Gardner. Buckland has been the subject of and
has written countless newspaper and magazine articles, appeared on many television
and radio shows, served as technical advisor for several movies, and lectured
on college campuses nationwide.

It all officially began on the night of Friday, March 31, 1848. That was the night
when two frightened children and their mother “spoke” with the spirit of a dead
(murdered) peddler.
The episode occurred at the Fox homestead in Hydesville, Wayne County,
New York. Hydesville was a small community founded by Dr. Henry Hyde in 1815.
The Fox family rented and moved into a small cabin in the community on December
11, 1847. For several weeks, strange, unexplained taps and knocks were heard in various
parts of the house. John Fox and his wife, Margaret, would move from room to
room, carefully examining both the outside and the inside of the building, searching
for the source of these noises. They ensured that shutters were tightly fastened and
that no tree limbs rattled against the structure; that cupboard doors were fixed firmly
and animals safely penned. Yet night after night the noises continued. It was usually
during the hours of darkness that the raps and taps were heard, causing John and Margaret
to prowl the house through the night, with lanterns in hand.
As the weeks passed, the noises continued, and the Fox’s two young daughters
became more and more distraught. Margaretta was seven and Cathie, or Kate, was ten
years of age. They were disturbed by the noises but also upset by their mother’s reactions.
Margaret Fox was losing sleep and her nerves were frayed. The children begged
and were allowed to sleep in a bed in the same room as their parents. On the night of
Friday, March 31, 1848, the noises were especially loud, even in the early evening
before it really got dark. As the raps and thumps continued, young Cathie—on
impulse—sat up, clapped her hands three times, and said aloud, “Mr. Splitfoot, do as I
do.” (The children, thinking of a cloven-hoofed imp, had dubbed the perpetrator “Mr.
Splitfoot.”) Immediately there came three raps on the wall. Cathie repeated her claps
and the spirit repeated the raps. Then the girl sat silent and no noise was heard.
Cathie’s sister Margaretta cried out, “Do just as I do. Count one, two, three, four.” She
clapped her hands together to that count. Again, the raps echoed her, coming once,
twice, three times, and four times. Margaretta fell silent, in awe of the phenomenon.
Margaret Fox then had an idea. She spoke out and asked that the ages of her
children be rapped out. Immediately it happened. Each one of her seven children’s
ages was sounded. There was a slight pause at the end and then three more loud raps
were given, for the youngest child who had died at that age. Margaret was dumbfounded.
In a statement made later, she said,
I then asked, “Is this a human being that answers my questions so correctly?” There
was no rap. I asked, “Is it a spirit? If it is, make two raps.” Two sounds were given as
soon as the request was made. (History of Spiritualism, Arthur Conan Doyle)
So began the first recorded intercourse between the living and the dead. The
Foxes went on with their questions and slowly learned that the spirit was a thirty-oneyear-
old man, a peddler named Charles B. Rosna, who had been murdered in the house.
John Fox was not entirely satisfied and had his wife ask, “Will you continue to
rap if I call in my neighbors, that they may hear it too?” The raps were affirmative. Margaret
Fox called in her neighbor, Mrs. Redfield. In her testimony, Margaret recalled,
Mrs. Redfield is a very candid woman. The girls were sitting up in bed clinging
to each other and trembling in terror … Mrs. Redfield came immediately (this
was about half past seven), thinking she would have a laugh at the children. But
when she saw them pale with fright and nearly speechless, she was amazed and
believed there was something more serious than she had supposed. I asked a few
questions for her and she was answered as before. He told her age exactly. She
then called her husband, and the same questions were asked and answered. (History
of Spiritualism, Arthur Conan Doyle)

Table of Contents
Introduction [xiii]
Acknowledgments [xix]

Acorah, Derek • Adare, Lord
(1841–1926) • Affirmations • Âkâsa •
Akashic Records • Alden, Willard
(1800–1878) • Allison, Lydia Winterhalter
(1880–1959) • American Association
of Electronic Voice Phenomena •
American Psychical Institute and Laboratory
• American Society for Psychical
Research • Anderson, George •
Andrews, Mary • Angel • Anka, Darryl
• Annali Dello Spiritismo • Anthony,
Susan Brownell (1820–1906) • Apparition
• Apports • Arigó, José (1918–
1971) • Art, Automatic • Asport •
Association of Progressive Spiritualists
of Great Britain • Association for
Research and Enlightenment • Astral
Body • Astral Plane; Astral World •
Astral Projection • Atlantis • Aura • Automatism
Babbett, Elwood (b. 1922) • Bailey,
Charles • Bailey, Lillian • Balfour,
Arthur James, First Earl of (1848–1930)
• Ballou, Adin (1828–1886) • Bangs
Sisters: Elizabeth S. (1859–1922) and
May Eunice (b. 1853) • Barbanell,
Maurice (1902–1981) • Barkel, Kathleen
• Barrett, Sir William Fletcher
(1845–1926) • Bayless, Raymond •
Belk Psychic Research Foundation •
Berry, Catherine (1813–1891) • Bible •
Billets and Billet Reading • Biofeedback
• Bird, J. Malcolm • Blake, Elizabeth
(d. 1920) • Blake, William (1757–
1827) • Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna
(1831–1891) • Book of Spirits • Book
Test • Borley Rectory • Boston Society
for Psychical Research • Boursnell,
Richard (1832–1909) • British College
of Psychic Science • British National
Association of Spiritualists • Britten,
Emma Floyd Hardinge (1823–1899) •
Brown, Margaret Lumley • Brown,
Rosemary (b. 1917) • Browne, Sylvia •
Buddhism • Burroughs, Hugh Gordon
Cabinet • Caddy, Peter and Eileen •
Cahagnet, Alphonse (1809–1885) •
Camp Chesterfield • Camp Edgewood •
Camp Meetings • Campbell Brothers:
Allen B. Campbell (1833–1919) and
Charles Shourds (d. 1926) • Carington,
Walter Whateley (1884–1947) • Carrington,
Hereward (1881–1959) •
Carter, Dr. Jeremiah F. (1814–1897) •
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp • Cayce,
Edgar (1877–1945) • Center for Spiritualist
Studies • Chair Test • Chakra •
Channeling • Chapman, George (b.
1921) • Ch’i • China • Church of the
New Jerusalem, The • Churchill, Sir
Winston Leonard Spencer (1874–1965)
• Circle • City of Light, The •
Clairalience • Clairaudience • Clairgustance
• Clairhambience • Clairsentience
• Clairvoyance • Colburn, Nettie
(Mrs. William Porter Maynard) (d.
1892) • College of Psychic Studies •
College of Spiritualist Studies •
Colville, Wilberforce Juvenal
(1860–1917) • Compton, Elizabeth J.
(b. 1830) • Computers • Cone of Power
• Control • Cook, Florence (1856–
1904) • Cook, Katie • Crandon, Mina
Stinson (“Margery”) (1888–1941) •
Croiset, Gérard (1909–1980) • Crookall,
Dr. Robert (1890–1981) • Crookes, Sir
William (1832–1919) • Cross Correspondence
• Crystal Gazing • Crystals •
Cull, Jean (b. 1943) • Cummins, Geraldine
(1890–1969) • Curran, Pearl
Davenport Brothers: Ira Erastus
(1839–1911) and William Henry
(1841–1877) • Davis, Andrew Jackson
(1826–1910) • Deane, Ada Emma • De
Gasparin, Count Agenor (1810–1871)
• De Guldenstubbé, Baron L.
(1820–1873) • Déjà Vu • Denton, Professor
William (1823–1883) • D’Esperance,
Madame (Elizabeth Hope—
1855–1919) • Development Circle •
Dingwall, Eric John (1890–1986) •
Direct Voice • Direct Writing • Distant
Healing • Divination • Divining Rod •
Dixon, Jeane (1918–1987) • Doyle, Sir
Arthur (1859–1930) • Dreams •
Drop–In • Drummer of Tedworth •
Duncan, Helen Victoria (1897–1956)
Ectoplasm • Eddy Brothers: Horatio and
William • Edmonds, John Worth
(1816–1874) • Edward, John (b. 1969)
• Edwards, Harry (1893–1976) • Eglinton,
William (b. 1857) • Egyptians •
Eisenbud, Jule (1908–1998) • Electronic
Voice Phenomena (EVP) • Empath •
Endor, Woman of • d’Esperance,
Madame (Elizabeth Hope–1855–1919)
• Eva C. (Carriere) • Evans, Colin •
Exorcism • Extrasensory Perception
(ESP) • Extraterrestrials
Fairies • Faith Healing • Fay, Annie
Eva • Fay, Mrs. H. B. • Fielding, Francis
Henry Everard (1867–1936) • Findlay,
James Arthur (1883–1966) • Flammarion,
Camille (1842–1925) • Fletcher,
John William (1852–1913) • Flint,
Leslie (1911–1994) • Flower Readings
• Fodor, Nandor (1895–1964) • Ford,
Arthur Augustus (1897–1971) • Fortune,
Dion (1891–1946) • Fortune–
Telling Book, The • Foundation for
Research on the Nature of Man, The •
Fowler, Lottie (1836–1899) • Fox Family
• Fox, Oliver (1885–1949) • Fraudulent
Mediums Act • Fry, Colin • Fuld,
William • Fuller, Curtis
Gallup Poll • Garrett, Eileen Jeanette
Vancho Lyttle (1893–1970) • de Gasparin,
Count Agenor (1810–1871) •
Gatekeeper • Gehman, Rev. Beatrice
Anne • Geller, Uri (b. 1946) • Ghost •
Glossolalia • Goligher Girls • Grant,
Joan (b. 1907) • Greece • Greeley,
Horace (1811–1972) • Guardian
Angels • Guide • Guided Meditation •
de Guldenstubbé, Baron L. (1820–1873)
• Guppy–Volckman, Agnes Nichol (d.
1917) • Gurney, Edmund (1847–1888)
• Gypsies
Hallucination • Hamilton–Parker,
Craig (b. 1954) and Jane (b. 1950) •
Hardy, Mary M. • Harmony Grove Spiritualist
Community • Haunting • Healing
• Health • Herne, Frank • History
of Spiritualism, The • Hodgson, Dr.
Richard (1855–1905) • Hollis (Hollis–
Billing), Mary J. • Home, Daniel
Dunglas (1833–1886) • Hope, William
(1863–1933) • Houdini, Harry (Ehrich
Weiss) (1874–1926) • Howe, Lyman C.
(1832–1910) • Hudson, Frederick A.
(b. ca. 1812) • Hughes, Irene • Hull,
Moses (1835–1907) • Hurkos, Peter
(1911–1988) • Husk, Cecil (1847–
1920) • Hydesville • Hypnagogic State;
Hypnopompic State • Hypnotism •
Hyslop, James Hervey (1854–1920)
Imperator • Independent Spiritualist
Association of America • Infinite Intelligence
• Infrared • Inspirational
Speaking; Writing; Art • Institut
Métapsychique International • Institute
of Noetic Sciences • Instrumental
Transcommunication (ITC) • International
College of Spiritual Science and
Healing • International Federation of
Spiritualists • International General
Assembly of Spiritualists • International
Psychic Gazette • Intuition • Italy
James, William (1842–1910) • Jesus •
Joan of Arc (1412–1431) • Juergenson,
Friedrich (1903–1987)
Kardec, Allan (1804–1869) • Karma •
Kelly, Rev. Thomas John (Jack)
(1899–1964) • Kilner, Walter John
(1847–1920) • Kirlian Photography •
Klusky, Franek (b. 1874) • Knight,
Gareth (b. 1930) • Knight, Judy “Zebra”
(b. 1946) • Koenig, Hans–Otto •
Koons, Jonathan • Kübler–Ross, Elisabeth
(1926–2004) • Kuhlman, Kathryn
Lake Pleasant • Lang, Dr. William
(1852–1937) • Lansing, Jessica • Laona
Free Association • Layne, Al • Leadbeater,
Charles Webster (1847–1934) •
Lees, Robert James (1849–1931) •
Leonard, Gladys Osborne (1882–1968)
• Le Shan, Dr. Lawrence (b. 1920) •
Levitation • Ley Lines • Light • Lily
Dale Assembly • Lily Dale Museum •
Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865) • Livermore,
Charles F. • Lodge, Sir Oliver
Joseph (1851–1940) • Lyceum
MacLaine, Shirley (b. 1934) • Maeterlinck,
Maurice (1862–1949) • Maginot,
Adèle • Mak, Arie (b. 1914) • Mana •
Manning, Matthew (b. 1955) • Mansfield,
Dr. J. V. • Mantra • Maplewood
Hotel • Marshall, Mary (1842–1884) •
Marylebone Spiritualist Association •
Massey, Gerald (1828–1907) • Materialization
• McConnell, R. A. (b. 1914)
• McDougall, Dr. William (1871–1938)
• McIndoe, John B. • McKenzie, James
Hewat (1870–1929) • McMahan, Elizabeth
Anne (b. 1924) • Meditation •
Medium; Mediumship • Medium’s
League • Meek, George W. • Mellon,
Annie Fairlamb • Melzer, Heinrich (b.
1873) • Mental Mediumship • Mentor
• Meredith, Rev. Chris • Mesmer, Franz
Anton (1734–1815) • Messages •
Metagraphology • Metaphysics •
Meyer, Jean (d. 1931) • Mikhailova,
Nelya (b. 1927) • Miller, C. V. •
Mirabelli, Carlos Carmine (1889–1951)
• Mirror • Mitchell, Edgar D. (b. 1930)
• Monck, Rev. Francis Ward • Monroe,
Robert Allan (1915–1995) • Montgomery,
Ruth (1912–2001) • Moody,
Dr. Raymond (b. 1944) • Moon • Morris,
Mrs. L. A. Meurig (b. 1899) •
Morse, James Johnson (1848–1919) •
Moses, William Stainton (1839–1892)
• Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
(1756–1791) • Muldoon, Sylvan Joseph
• Müller, Auguste • Mumler, William
H. • Murphy, Dr. Edgar Gardner
(1895–1979) • Myers, Dr. Arthur
Thomas (1851–1894) • Myers, Frederick
William Henry (1843–1901)
Nagy, Ronald Michael (b. 1949) •
National Laboratory of Psychical
Research • National Spiritual Alliance
of the United States of America •
National Spiritual Association of
Churches • National Spiritualist Summit,
The • Native Americans • Nature Spirits
• Near Death Experiences (NDE) •
Newbrough, Dr. John Ballou
(1828–1891) • Newspaper Tests •
Northage, Ivy • Nostradamus (Michel
de Nostredame: 1503–1566) • Numerology
Occult; Occultism • Odic Force •
Omen • Open Channeling • Oracle •
Orbs • Owen, The Reverend George
Vale (1869–1931) • Owens, Elizabeth (b. 1948)
Paladino, Eusapia (1854–1918) • Panchadasi,
Swami • Parakinesis • Parapsychological
Association • Parapsychology
• Parapsychology Foundation •
Parisian Society of Psychologic Studies
• Parker Brothers • Parkes, F. M. • Peebles,
Dr. James Martin (1822–1922) •
Pelham, George (1860–1892) • Pendulum
• Pepper, May S. • Perispirit • Phinuit,
Dr. • Physical Mediumship • Pickford,
Mary (1892–1979) • Piddington,
John George (1869–1952) • Pike, Bishop
James Albert (1913–1969) • Piper,
Leonora E. (1857–1950) • Planchette;
Pencil Planchette • Platform • Podmore,
Frank (1856–1910) • Poltergeist
• Poseidia Institute • Possession • Post,
Dr. Isaac (1798–1872) and Amy (1802–
1889) • Powell, Evan (b. 1881) • Pratt,
Morris • Prayer • Precognition • Prediction
• Premonition; Presentiment •
Price, Harry (1881–1948) • Prince, Dr.
Walter Franklin (1863–1934) •
Prophet, Elizabeth Clare (b. 1939) •
Prophet; Prophecy • Prophetic Dreams
• Psi • Psychic • Psychic Development
• Psychic Fairs • Psychic News • Psychic
Science • Psychic Surgery • Psychic
Telephone • Psychical Research • Psychokinesis
(PK); Telekinesis • Psychometry
• Puharich, Andrija Henry
Karl (1918–1994) • Pursel, Jach
Qabbalah • Quakers and Shakers •
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Rappings; Raps • Raudive, Dr. Konstantin
(1909–1974) • Raymond • Reading
• Red Cloud • Regurgitation •
Reichenbach, Baron Karl von (1788–
1869) • Reincarnation • Rescue Circle
• Retrocognition; Retrodiction • Revue
Spirite, La • Revue Spiritualiste, La •
Rhine, Joseph Banks (1895–1980) •
Richet, Professor Charles Robert
(1850–1935) • Richmond, Cora Lodencia
Veronica (1840–1923) • Ridley,
Hazel (b. 1900) • Roberts, Jane (1929–
1984) • Roberts, May Estelle (1889–
1970) • Rochas, Lt.–Col. Eugene •
Auguste Albert d’Aiglun (1837–1914) •
Rogo, Douglas Scott (1950–1990) •
Rome; Romans • Rosna, Charles B. (ca.
1812–1843) • Roy, William • Ryerson, Kevin
Schneider, Willi (1903–1971) and Rudi
(1908–1957) • Schreiber, Klaus •
Schrenck–Notzing, Baron Albert Phillbert
Franz, Freiherr von (1862–1929) •
Scole Experiments • Séance • Seer;
Seeress • Segrave, Sir Henry
(1896–1930) • Seidl, Franz • Sellers,
Peter (1925–1980) • Serios, Ted •
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616) •
Shamanism • Sherman, Harold Morrow
(b. 1898) • Showers, Mary • Sibyls •
Sidgwick, Professor Henry (1838–1900)
• Silva, Edivaldo Oliveira (1930–1974)
• Silver Cord • Skotograph • Slade,
Henry (d. 1905) • Slater, John
(1867–1932) • Sloan, John Campbell •
Smith, Gordon (b. 1962) • Soal,
Samuel George (1889–1975) • Society
for Psychical Research • Soothsayers •
Spheres • Spirit • Spirit Guide • Spirit
Lights • Spirit Photography • Spirit
World • Spiritism; Spiritist • Spiritual
Frontiers Fellowship International •
Spiritual Healing • Spiritualism; Spiritualist
• Spiritualists’ National Union •
“Splitfoot, Mr.” • Spokesperson • Spriggs,
George (1850–1912) • Stead,
William T. (1849–1912) • Stella C.
(Cranshaw) (b. 1902) • Stewart, Balfour
(1827–1887) • Stockwell, Tony (b.
1969) • Stokes, Doris (d. 1987) •
Stratford, Connecticut • Summerland •
Swaffer, Hannen (1879–1962) • Swedenborg,
Emmanuel (1688–1722) •
Symbolism • Synchronicity
Table Tipping; Table Turning • Talking
Board • Tape Recorder •
Tarot Cards • Telepathy • Teleportation
• Tenhaeff, Wilhelm Heinrich Carl
(1894–1981) • Theosophical Society •
Third Eye • Thompson, Mrs. R. •
Thoughtography • Trance • Transfiguration
• Tremblers • Trumpet • Tuttle,
Hudson (1835–1910) • Twain, Mark
(Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835–
1910) • Twigg, Ena (b. 1914) • Two Worlds
U, V
Universal Spiritualist Association •
Van Praagh, James • Vasilier, Dr. Leonid
L. (1891–1966) • Vietnamese Spiritualism
• Visualization • Vodoun; Voudon
• Voices, Spirit
Webber, John Boaden (Jack) (1907–
1940) • West, Mae (1893–1980) •
White, Stewart Edward (1873–1946) •
Wilde, Stuart (b. 1946) • Williams,
Charles • Wingfield, Kate (d. 1927) •
Witch; Witchcraft • Woodruff, Maurice
(d. 1973) • World Wars • World ITC •
Writing, Automatic • Writing, Slate
X, Y, Z
Xavier, Chico Francisco Candido (b.
1910) • X–Ray Clairvoyance •
Yogananda, Paramahansa (1893–1952)
• Zener Cards • Zener, Karl • Zolar
(Bruce King) (1897–1976)

Resources [445]
Index [473]

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A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and fragrance

Arthur O. Tucker & Thomas DeBaggio

Edited by Francesco DeBaggio
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How to Use the Book
In this book we have attempted to update the lore of the past with current
horticultural practices from around the world to prepare you for the garden of
your life. The book is arranged in two large sections. The first section provides a
detailed overview of herb growing, harvesting, and preserving techniques.
The second section is an alphabetized listing intended to equip you with the
details to identify, understand, cultivate, care for, and use herbs of flavor and
fragrance. Each entry is filled with detailed descriptions and histories of
individual herbs. A typical entry provides the plant’s botanical name and family,
whether it is an annual or perennial, and its height, hardiness, light requirements,
water consumption, required soil type and pH. The plant’s name in various
languages is included, as is a history of the plant, its chemistry, how to propagate
the plant, and its culinary and landscape uses. A botanical key is given to
identify the plant, and its description includes its country of origin and various
data on the leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds.
Who We Are
We have known the thrill of discovery in the garden and share a longstanding
passion for cultivating the earth, and between us we have over eighty years of
dirty knees. Art is Dr. Tucker to his students and many others. He spends much
of his time in the highly technical milieu of a botanist who has specialized in the
identification and chemistry of herbs. He has published and lectured widely and
has a list of degrees that ends in a Ph.D. from Rutgers.
Tom had a more checkered career. He was a reformed journalist who since
1976 has been a commercial grower and seller of herb plants and has written for
numerous publications about herbs. While Art has familiarity with Latin, French,
German, and “Botanese,” Tom needed translations of all four. Tom’s expertise
was passed onto his son, Francesco, upon Tom’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, and
Francesco has continued the tradition.
We both marvel at the intense interest that Americans have shown recently in
herbs. Pollsters estimate that over 6 million U.S. households grow herbs and
they found that over half of the nation’s population recognized garlic, parsley,
dill, chives, and basil. Commercial growers responded to this increasing hunger
with record fresh herb harvests. All this interest helped to fuel new research and
made this book possible and more worthwhile.
Our aim has been to fill a gap between the highly technical scientific research
of herbs and the homey, anecdotal approach bathed in generalities. We set out to
compile diverse information and offer it in a single volume that will appeal to a
wide range of gardeners and specialists, from home gardeners to commercial
growers as well as professional horticulturists and academics. We think of this
book, in a modest way, as a modern, updated version of the great herbals of the
past. We hope that it will encourage more Americans, and others around the
globe, to successfully grow and enjoy these beautiful and useful plants.

THIS BOOK PROVIDES accurate information to help identify, grow, and use
hundreds of herbs. Although it draws heavily on scientific research from around
the world, it is tempered by personal gardening experience and written in a
simple understandable style.

No single book is big enough to describe all the plants called herbs, so we
have focused on herbs that are most common in home gardens, catalogs,
restaurants, and markets (or should be). For the purpose of this book, we define
an herb as any temperate climate herbaceous or woody plant used for flavor or
fragrance. This excludes a wide range of herbs for medicine, dyes, fibers,
insecticides, soap, and rubber.

We believe our range, while limited, remains wide. Old favorites, such as
basil, dill, parsley, coriander, lavender, mint, sage, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme
are included in detail and many species that have not reached a wide audience
are included. Among the unusual or hard to find herbs are rau r m or Vietnamese
cilantro (Persicaria odorata), which immigrated to the United States along with
the airlift of 140,000 Vietnamese in 1975. Another cilantro-flavored ethnic herb,
papaloquelite (Porophyllum ruderale subsp. macrocephalum), comes from south
of the border. This nine-foot marigold relative has been used in Mexican cooking
for centuries but only entered Texan cuisine around 1990.

The Encyclopedia of Herbs grew from our frustration with the superficial
treatment of our favorite herbs and the gross errors about them in many popular
herb books (a recent one erroneously claimed that dill “resembles fennel in
appearance and aroma”). We have spent years searching for thorough, unbiased
research to dispel many cultivation myths perpetuated by four centuries of

The most interesting data we uncovered was not in the popular press but in
small circulation technical books and journals where scientists use shorthand and
jargon to communicate with each other. This is one of the first times that most of
these research findings have been available in a non-scientific venue.
We rely on botanists and agricultural scientists for an understanding of herbs
and their cultivation, and we believe that their research provides useful
guidelines, but it is not infallible and should not be read as the last word on the
subject. Every spring brings new revelations to the observant gardener, as well as
to the careful scientists.

The first edition of this book, entitled The Big Book of Herbs and published by
Interweave Press, was extremely well received, earning awards from both the
International Herb Association (2001 Book Awards) and The Herb Society of
America (Gertrude B. Foster Award, 2004). However, in the intervening years,
amounting to almost a decade of newly published literature, new information has
emerged (e.g., absinthism was probably due to adulterants, not the content of
thujones) and scientific names have changed (e.g., vetiver is now Chrysopogon
zizanioides). In addition, we found a number of typographical errors or species
that we had inadvertently excluded (e.g., Agastache scrophulariifolia). Other
sections (e.g., Pelargonium) have been completely revamped. We thank all those
conscientious readers who wrote to us with these enlightenments and hope that
this book will be your ultimate reference on culinary and fragrant herbs for years to come.

Many readers, from gardeners to academics, also wrote to thank us for
including the references. Actually, this is not just academic show-and-tell or
some sort of weird academic compulsive disorder; it protects us legally. Pay
particular attention to our wording in the following chapters. In accordance with
the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, we may freely (1) quote scientific
literature, (2) quote ethnic or historic literature, or (3) cite how we personally use
herbs. However, as soon as we use terms like “recommend,” “prescribe,” or
show advocacy for consumption for herbs that are not GRAS (Generally
Recognized As Safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, then we (and
the publisher) are legally liable. Readers should pay particular attention to this
when advocating herbs like sassafras, which is not GRAS and has been shown to
be a pre-hepatocarcinogen; while you may not accept the scientific literature,
you are legally liable if you advocate its consumption and somebody does
develop liver cancer (which may not even be related to the consumption of
sassafras). In our litigious society today, this warning is not just scientific
arrogance, and even if you win a legal suit, you still have to pay lawyers in most
states and go through the hassle and time. When we make a statement, such as
garlic being antifungal, we have cited scientific papers to support that statement.
Herbs also fight a long uphill battle to prove their efficacy. Popular medical
journals will publish poorly conducted research that shows negative effects, and
the popular press will subsequently seize upon this, disregarding the many other
well-conducted positive studies. We also hope that these references will prompt
readers to locate the original scientific literature from their libraries and
investigate a topic further to make their own well-informed decisions, and if we
have inspired at least one student to research a topic further, then we have

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Plant Identification
Chapter 2. What’s in a Name?
Chapter 3. The Flavors and Fragrances of Herbs
Chapter 4. How to Maximize Flavor and Fragrance
Chapter 5. How to Create the Best Growing Conditions
Chapter 6. Container Cultivation
Chapter 7. Propagation and Planting
Chapter 8. Keeping Herbs Healthy
Chapter 9. The Harvest
Herb Profiles
Aloysia citriodora
Anethum graveolens
Anthriscus cerefolium
Armoracia rusticana
Asarum canadense
Bergera koenigii
Borago officinalis
Calendula officinalis
Capparis spinosa
Carthamus tinctorius
Carum carvi
Cedronella canariensis
Chamaemelum nobile
Chrysopogon zizanioides
Citrus hystrix
Coriandrum sativum
Crocus sativus
Cryptotaenia japonica
Cuminum cyminum
Cunila origanoides
Cymbopogon citratus
Dysphania ambrosioides
Eryngium foetidum
Foeniculum vulgare
Geranium macrorrhizum
Glycyrrhiza glabra
Hedeoma pulegioides
Helichrysum italicum
Houttuynia cordata
Humulus lupulus
Hyssopus officinalis
Inula helenium
Juniperus communis
Laurus nobilis
Levisticum officinale
Limnophila chinensis subsp. aromatica
Lindera benzoin
Litsea glaucescens
Melissa officinalis
Myrrhis odorata
Myrtus communis
Nepeta cataria
Nigella sativa
Oenanthe javanica
Papaver somniferum
Perilla frutescens
Persea borbonia
Persicaria odorata
Petroselinum crispum
Phyla scaberrima
Pimpinella anisum
Poliomintha bustamanta
Porophyllum ruderale subsp. macrocephalum
Rhus coriaria
Rosmarinus officinalis
Ruta graveolens
Sanguisorba minor
Sassafras albidum
Sesamum orientale
Solidago odora
Stevia rebaudiana
Tagetes lucida
Trachyspermum ammi
Trigonella foenum-graecum
Umbellularia californica
Valeriana officinalis
Wasabia japonica
Zingiber mioga
Selected References

Illustrations copyright © 2000 by Marjorie C. Leggitt.
Frontispiece: Wasabia japonica. Opposite: Geranium macrorrhizum.

An earlier edition of this volume was published as The Big Book of Herbs
(Interweave Press, 2000).
Published in 2009 by Timber Press, Inc.

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intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care. Please keep the following in mind as you read:
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or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.), chiropractor (D.C.), or other natural health care specialist.
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nutritional supplements, or herbal products you are currently taking, in order to avoid any negative
• If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you absolutely must work with your doctor
before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen.
• Many health conditions require a multifactorial solution: medical, nutritional, and lifestyle changes.
Do not rely solely on a single area of focus. You can’t just take pills and not change your diet, or do
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Natural Medicine?
Chapter 2: The Healing Power Within
Chapter 3: A Positive Mental Attitude
Chapter 4: A Health-Promoting Lifestyle
Chapter 5: A Health-Promoting Diet
Chapter 6: Supplementary Measures
Chapter 7: A Cellular Approach to Health
Chapter 8: Cancer Prevention
Chapter 9: Detoxification and Internal Cleansing
Chapter 10: Digestion and Elimination
Chapter 11: Heart and Cardiovascular Health
Chapter 12: Immune System Support
Chapter 13: Longevity and Life Extension
Chapter 14: Silent Inflammation
Chapter 15: Stress Management
Chapter 16: Obesity and Weight Management
Chapter 17: Acne
Chapter 18: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV Infection
Chapter 19: Alcohol Dependence
Chapter 20: Alzheimer’s Disease
Chapter 21: Anemia
Chapter 22: Angina
Chapter 23: Anxiety
Chapter 24: Asthma
Chapter 25: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 26: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 27: Boils
Chapter 28: Breast Cancer (Prevention)
Chapter 29: Bronchitis and Pneumonia
Chapter 30: Candidiasis, Chronic
Chapter 31: Canker Sores
Chapter 32: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chapter 33: Cataracts
Chapter 34: Celiac Disease
Chapter 35: Cerebral Vascular Insufficiency
Chapter 36: Cervical Dysplasia
Chapter 37: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chapter 38: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 39: Common Cold
Chapter 40: Congestive Heart Failure
Chapter 41: Constipation
Chapter 42: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Chapter 43: Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder
Chapter 44: Depression
Chapter 45: Diabetes
Chapter 46: Diarrhea
Chapter 47: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Chapter 48: Endometriosis
Chapter 49: Erectile Dysfunction
Chapter 50: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Chapter 51: Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Chapter 52: Food Allergy
Chapter 53: Gallstones
Chapter 54: Glaucoma
Chapter 55: Gout
Chapter 56: Hair Loss in Women
Chapter 57: Hay Fever
Chapter 58: Headache, Nonmigraine
Chapter 59: Heart Arrhythmias
Chapter 60: Hemorrhoids
Chapter 61: Hepatitis
Chapter 62: Herpes
Chapter 63: High Blood Pressure
Chapter 64: High Cholesterol and/or Triglycerides
Chapter 65: Hives (Urticaria)
Chapter 66: Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 67: Hypoglycemia
Chapter 68: Hypothyroidism
Chapter 69: Infertility (Female)
Chapter 70: Infertility (Male)
Chapter 71: Insomnia
Chapter 72: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chapter 73: Kidney Stones
Chapter 74: Macular Degeneration
Chapter 75: Menopause
Chapter 76: Menstrual Blood Loss, Excessive (Menorrhagia)
Chapter 77: Migraine Headache
Chapter 78: Multiple Sclerosis
Chapter 79: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)/Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Chapter 80: Osteoarthritis
Chapter 81: Osteoporosis
Chapter 82: Parkinson’s Disease
Chapter 83: Peptic Ulcer
Chapter 84: Periodontal Disease
Chapter 85: Premenstrual Syndrome
Chapter 86: Prostate Cancer (Prevention)
Chapter 87: Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
Chapter 88: Psoriasis
Chapter 89: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter 90: Rosacea
Chapter 91: Seborrheic Dermatitis
Chapter 92: Sinus Infections
Chapter 93: Sports Injuries, Tendinitis, and Bursitis
Chapter 94: Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis)
Chapter 95: Stroke (Recovery From)
Chapter 96: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Chapter 97: Uterine Fibroids
Chapter 98: Vaginitis
Chapter 99: Varicose Veins
Appendix A: Are You an Optimist?
Appendix B: Glycemic Index, Carbohydrate Content, and Glycemic Load of Selected Foods
Appendix C: Acid-Base Values of Selected Foods

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Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi

Advisory Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

Volume 1 (A–L) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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