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An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552 (Native American) Kindle Edition

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin

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  • File Size: 11922 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (September 21, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 24, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A73FOLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Moini-Yekta on October 30, 2010
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This little book has an amazing history. Supposedly, It's one of the only copies that was left behind that documented the medicinal uses of Aztec healers. It was not known to have still existed until it was given back as a gift to Mexico by the Vatican only in our life time. The Aztecs knowledge of herbal remedies are fascinating to read about. Most of the ailments we experience today are mentioned but the extensive set of plants and even animal remains are worth learning about since many of the particular ingredients are also commonly used in Southeast Asia today by a number of healers.

For instance the use of the dogs gallbladder, and other species alike in curing skin infections or fractures. Also the use of urine which today is frowned upon but considered an important valuable remedy by many first nations. The codex is valuable in the way it combines many different unrelated ingredients, similar to how we now isolate a particular active chemical from a particular plant. At first glance you might wonder how in the world did they think of combining these plants with a burnt hawks wing for example?

But after further examination you will appreciate the reasons behind the complex mix of ingredients and realize the far reaching value of these medicines used by people who survived for thousands of years healing themselves by using only the very ingredients that existed around them. Since most people today can barely understand the ingredients used in their shampoos, at least the Aztecs used ingredients that we could actually visually imagine.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Birte Harley on September 20, 2012
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This paperback was way over my head. I am not familiar with the language and all the plants names were given in Spanish?

It's well illustrated and an interesting read if you want to spend a bit of time studying the text.

B.Harley
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael on August 28, 2012
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I purchased this book more for artistic inspiration then content. The color illustrations they speak of are basically a bunch of tiny pictures printed on the inside front and back cover.

Unfortunately I had assumed I would get some of the illustrations that you see when you look up "aztec herbal" in a basic google search. I assumed these to be the 38 color illustrations. I should have researched this a bit more.

The content of the herbal is interesting for what it is as a historical document.
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By Frank Theuma on January 16, 2015
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one has to be a Mexican herbologist to understand it
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