The pompeii herbal demonstrates that medicinal plants have been around thousands of years and in use until modern petrochemical compounds came on the scene furthermore when jashemski was working at pompeii she discovered the locals around and near pompeii continued to use medicinal plants noted by the romans demonstrating yet again that . This little book basically provides a short history of the uses of medicinal plants in ancient greece and rome which is very brief and not very comprehensive the second part discusses the uses of some of the more common plants that grow in the area around pompeii that were used in ancient times and are still being used today. This exhibit features plant portraits created by victoria i and lillian nicholson meyer for jashemskis book a pompeian herbal the illustrations portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations and those that still grow in the area today the text adapted from the book documents the varied ways both the ancient romans and the modern . Get this from a library a pompeian herbal ancient and modern medicinal plants wilhelmina mary feemster jashemski. A pompeian herbal ancient and modern medicinal plants by wilhelmina mary feemster jashemski georgios i zekos illustrator nicholson meyer lillian illustrator starting at 991 a pompeian herbal ancient and modern medicinal plants has 2 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace
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