- Lypa, Yuriy
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about this book
In his story about the medicinal plants in Ukraine, Yuriy Lypa turns to personal experiences to make a point on the worthiness of alternative treatment. Since the author lived in the first half of the 20th century and participated in World War I, it enriches the book with the historical overtones.
Exploring the culture and tradition of the use of medicinal plants in Ukraine, the author gives a brief description of 114 of them; analyses herbal studies in his home country and overseas; gives advice on harvesting and storing the herbs; lists some of the common medical conditions and recommends suitable home remedies.
Yuriy Lypa’s philosophical and geopolitical works were considered to be controversial and prohibited in his home country for over five decades. This book too, even though it is on such a politically neutral subject as medicinal plants, experienced the same destiny, and after its first publication in 1943 Cure Beneath Our Feet was reprinted in Ukraine only in 1996. Nowadays, interest in Yuriy Lypa and his works continues to grow both in Ukraine and overseas, hence this translation into English.
Cure Beneath Our Feet is the second book in the Ukrainian Scholar Library series. It will be followed by publications on Ukrainian spells, mythology, music and others.
The book includes an extensive bibliography, notes and indexes, as well as black-and-white illustrations. The author of the foreword is Dr Eugen Hlywa.
About the Series: Sova Books’ Ukrainian Scholar Library offers works written by Ukrainian intellectuals on various subjects. History, folk music and lore, literary studies, religion or politics, these subjects and hopefully more with time will be covered by the series. The works span several centuries and most have Ukraine as their main or starting point of discussion. Whether you are a scholar or not, you will find answers in your quest for knowledge in these books.