new book: Lawsoniaceae faimly

drmiczak drmiczak at
Tue Jun 5 14:31:36 EST 2001


“The first book to document the entire history of the Lawsoniaceae

“Henna’s Secret History:  The History, Mystery & Folklore of Henna”
by Marie Anakee Miczak
ISBN 0-595-17891-X
356 pages
6 x 9 Softcover paperback
Includes bibliography, references, glossary, appendix and index
WCP, New York NY
April 2001
$21.95 (USD) / $35.96 (CAN)
Distributed by Ingram

BOOK HIGHLIGHTS:  Thesaurus of hundreds of international synonyms for
henna, comprehensive botany and chemical breakdown of the entire
plant, floristic kingdom data, medicinal attributes, cultivation
procedures, origins and much more.  From both a historical and modern

Lawsonia inermis ver. alba... “henna”. How much do you know about
this incredible botanical? Was it sensual Mehndi body adornment or
Cleopatra’s favorite perfume? An aphrodisiac or a treatment for
leprosy? An ancient Roman currency or a last right for the
dead? This book takes a fascinating look at one of the most popular
botanicals of all time. Never before has a book been devoted to henna
as a whole. Drawing on botany, archeology, phytomedicine and
folkloric history to define the many ambiguities and
misconceptions surrounding it, thus presenting for the first time an
accurate and complete history of henna.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Please feel free to e-mail us at
mehndi at or visit the books official website at .  FAX:413-895-0271 or call 1-877-707-
1970.  To place an order, contact Ingram or the publisher toll free
at 1-877-823-9235 for an institutional discount.  Also sold at fine online
bookstores such as (Barnes & Noble) and

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