Leechcraft - Stephen Pollington
Three key Anglo-Saxon magical-medical texts are reproduced in full, accompanied by new translations: Bald's Third Leechbook, the Lacnunga Manuscript, and The Old English Herbarium Manuscript 5. This is a fascinating work of reference, packed full of information and interesting details. Anglo-Saxon culture worked magically with the treatment of illness and healing, and this book is a comprehensive guide to early English medicine, both in terms of occult beliefs and herbal treatments. There is also a full list of the plants used and the properties they contain along with appendices on healing theories, amulets, causes of disease, charms, dreams, omens and tree-lore.
Anglo-Saxon Books, 2011 (2000). 532 pages. Paperback. New.