The Famous Book of Herbs

Category:  Civilian Life

The Famous Book of Herbs

This wartime edition of The Famous Book of Herbs was mailed to a resident near Ripon in the summer of 1941. Essentially it is a sales catalogue promoting the health benefits of an extensive range of plants. Some have probably been long forgotten, while others are now being rediscovered by a new generation.

Some products were especially intended to meet the needs of wartime customers. These included included kola nut pills to calm anxiety, insomnia herbs to help you sleep through almost anything, and English herb tea – no ration coupons needed!

Exhibit data

Museum number:



18th July 1941

Approx. size:

12 x 17 cm
(4¾ x 6¾ in)

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