I love every page, every sentence of this book. It was published in 1999, and I have missed it on the library shelves for a decade and a half. Had it not been for Ruth recommending this book, I would have missed something wonderful.
Take my word for it, and check it out. Right now, I am going to make some herbal tea.
[Basil,] being applied to the place bitten by venomous beasts, . . .it speedily draws the poison to it; Every like draws its like. . .Hilarius, a French physician, affirms upon his own knowledge, that an acquaintance of his, by common smelling to it, had a scorpion breed in his brain. --Nicholas Culpepper, The Complete Herball, 1616