An Ancient Egyptian Herbal

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University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Nature - 176 pages
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Revised edition. A reconstructed herbal of 95 species of plants and trees known to be used before, during and after the pharaonic period in Egypt. The author, a skilled Egyptologist, draws on classical and other texts, and explains the special properties of each plant, quoting authentic recipes for cosmetics and remedies. This updated edition includes an extended section on perfume, which draws on the latest research into the ingredients and uses of Egyptian scents.

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About the author (1989)

Dr Manniche is a well-known Danish Egyptologist and author of several books including "Egyptian Art" (in Danish) and "Erotic Life in Ancient Egypt," She has also written and illustrated children's books including "The Prince who knew his Fate, The Ancient Egyptian Activity Book" and "The Lion and the Mouse,"

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