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Culpeper's Complete Herbal by Nicholas…

Culpeper's Complete Herbal

by Nicholas Culpeper

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  alray13 | Dec 1, 2018 |
This lovely reprint of the 1814 London Edition of Culpeper's Complete Herbal was first published in the US in July 1944 (from the description in the front of the book). It's a beautiful book, and although I doubt I'd use the medical advice in the book, the descriptions on how to save and preserve various herbs, and the sketches of plants and leaves, are still useful. ( )
  Lyndatrue | Dec 26, 2013 |
I really don't buy that bit about the rabbit's liver, but the book itself should be an interesting reference. ( )
  dragonasbreath | Feb 22, 2012 |
This is a reprint of at least part of Dr. Nicholas Culpeper's herbal writings, written at some point before his death in 1654, but possibly published later (the book doesn't give a date). Every remedy has a brief description of the plant, a little illustration of the plant (I'm not sure if that's original to the book or just part of this reprint), and a description of its uses and astrological tie-ins. This edition also includes "modern" (as of 1979) herbal uses of these plants. ( )
  the1butterfly | Aug 20, 2009 |
Culpeper's is the first book of herbalism that anyone should have in their reference library. Absolutely lovely. ( )
  Tryst | May 30, 2009 |
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Considering divers shires in this nation give divers names to one and the same herb, and that common name which it bears in one county, is now known in another; I shall take the pains setting that name first, which is most common to myself.
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For more than 300 years, Culpeper's Complete Herbal has been the standard in the field of herbal remedies. It contains a comprehensive description of nearly all herbs, along with descriptions of their medicinal properties and instructions on preparing and using them to treat many different illnesses. Includes precise botanical illustrations to aid in identification.

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This work offers remedies for all the ills known to 17th century society. Together with an alphabetical section on herbs, their provenance and properties, it includes "The English Physician and Family Dispensary", which provides an astrologo-physical discourse of the human virtues of the body.… (more)

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