An Ancient Egyptian Herbal
172 pp, ills.
British Museum Publications 1989, 2nd revised edition 1999.
Maktabet Madbuli , Cairo 1993
reconstructed herbal from ancient Egypt, based on papyrus scrolls and
other inscriptions up to 3500 years old.
- The Egyptian garden
- Bouquets, garlands and collars
- About the home
- In the kitchen
- The Herbal
- Identifying Egyptian plants
- The Egyptian plant names quoted by
The book includes prescriptions for
health and beauty and a substantial catalogue of vegetable raw materials
at the disposal of the ancient Egyptians.Some recipes may be tried
out at home, although some ingredients remain unidentified or are not
easily available. The Egyptians themselves, and the Greeks who learnt many
of their skills from Egyptian connections, often substituted one
ingredient for another.