The Complete Herbal and English Physician Enlarged

Nicholas Culpeper

Verlag: Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2007
ISBN 10: 8172681402 / ISBN 13: 9788172681401
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In this unique and rare work, the author explains the influence of Stars upon Herbs and the Body of Man and how one part of the Creation is subservient to another and all for the use of Man. For every herb, the learned author has given complete description, place, time and the influence of stars on it as well as its virtues and usage. In the chapter on Judgement of Diseases, the author has provided guidelines to find what planet causes disease and what planet cures it by sympathy and antisympathy. The disease may be opposed by Herbs of the planet, opposite to the planet that cause them. For easy reference, the herbs have been described alphabetically. Directions have also been given for making syrups and conserves, oils and ointments, plasters and poultices and troches and pills. Not being content with herbs, the author painstakingly describes the virtues of living creatures, parts of living creatures and excrements, creatures belonging to sea and the metals, minerals and stones. In the end, the author has provided a key to Gallen\`s method of physic by explaining the temperature, appropriation and properties of medicines. First published in 1863, this invaluable book should interest research scholars as well as practitioners of medicine, both allopathic and ayurvedic. Printed Pages: 414. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 39687

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Titel: The Complete Herbal and English Physician ...
Verlag: Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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CULPEPER, Nicholas.
Verlag: London: Thomas Kelly & Co., 1861 (1861)
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Buchbeschreibung London: Thomas Kelly & Co., 1861, 1861. Quarto (272 x 205 mm). Contemporary tree half calf sometime neatly rebacked with original decorative gilt spine laid down, black calf label, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled endpapers. Dampstain at top fore-corner of frontispiece (and small hole through same), some signs of handling. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Culpeper (with a view of his house in Spitalfields), 20 hand-coloured engraved botanical plates (nine species per plate); letterpress printed in double columns. "Culpeper's magnum opus was The English physitian [1652]. Costing 3d., it provided a comprehensive list of native medicinal herbs, indexed to a list of typical illnesses, using an astrological, rather than Galenic, approach (of the kind still flourishing in popular British culture), and set out in a straightforward and frank style. It sold widely at the time, and there have been over one hundred subsequent editions" (ODNB). Artikel-Nr. 116754

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