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Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews


The definitive guide to the medicinal plant knowledge of Ashkenazi herbal healers, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Until now, the herbal traditions of the Ashkenazi people have remained unexplored and shrouded in mystery. Ashkenazi Herbalism rediscovers the forgotten legacy of the Jewish medicinal plant healers who thrived in Eastern Europe’s Pale of Settlement, from their beginnings in the Middle Ages through the modern era.

By Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel. Published by North Atlantic Books, 2021. 352 pages, softcover.