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History of herbs

  1. Jul 28, 2009 #1

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    This site is a treasure trove of some of the then common beliefs about the properties of herbs.

    One of my favorites is "Culpeper’s Complete Herbal and English Physician, published in 1814"

    http://www.bookofherbs.com/index.htm
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2009 #2

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    If you want to read the book by Culpeper, it's here

    http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/culpeper/culpeper.htm [Broken]

    Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654.
    The English physitian: or an astrologo-physical discourse of the vulgar herbs of this nation.
     
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  4. Jul 29, 2009 #3

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    I have now read Culpepper on both Sweet Basil and Good Henry, and am ready to swear that this is an uncommonly charming book.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2009 #4

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    I'm wondering if the original would have had drawings.
     
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