Culpeper's Guide to Gathering: Drying and Preserving Herbs and Making Syrups, Poultices, and Other Compounds

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by Nicholas Culpeper

Microcosm Publishing

11/21/2023, booklet

SKU: 9781648412899


Nicholas Culpeper explains how to prepare herbs as medicines in both simple and compound form--from drying herbs, flowers, roots, and bark to making decoctions, syrups, oils, poultices, and more. Also included are a collection of aphorisms dripping with Culpeper's signature wit and charm. To purge the head? Hold a spoonful of mustard in your mouth. Enjoy your brain? Stay away from onions and garlic. Excerpted from the original text, these sections have seldom made it into print in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but they are a wealth of both knowledge and entertaining herbal history.

About the Author:

Nicholas Culpeper (18 October 1616 - 10 January 1654) was an English botanist, herbalist, physician and astrologer. His book, The English Physician (1652, later Complete Herbal, 1653 ff.), is a source of pharmaceutical and herbal lore of the time, and Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick (1655) was one of the most detailed works on medical astrology in Early Modern Europe.