- O, MICKLE IS THE POWERFUL GRACE THAT LIES---
IN HERBS, PLANTS, STONES, AND THEIR TRUE QUALITIES.
--William Shakespeare ( in Romeo and Juliet ).
The author, Jeff Rugg, is suggested to first of all visit the following URL :
and then decide about eliminating or retaining this wonder marshy herb. Instead of treating it as an obnoxious plant, it can be further cultivated to give good dividends if proper planning is chalked out for its commercial exploitation. The Aprocrypha ( Ecclesiasticus , xxxviii, 4 ) says : “THE LORD HATH CREATED MEDICINES OUT OF THE EARTH ; AND HE THAT IS WISE WILL NOT ABHOR THEM”. The 18th century English poet, Alexander Pope, in his ESSAY ON MAN, had written : “LEARN FROM THE BEASTS THE PHYSICS OF THE FIELD”.
(Posted on May 6, 2007, 11:12 pm G. S. JOHAR)