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Color Herbal : Culpeper's - Nicholas Culpeper

Color Herbal


By: Nicholas Culpeper, David Potterton (Editor), Michael Stringer (Illustrator), E J Shellard (Foreword by)


Published: 1st February 2007
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RRP $35.95

As charming and elegant as the 17th-century original, this ground breaking herbal guide combines Nicholas Culpeper's fascinating text with up-to-date information and modern full-colour illustrations.

Culpeper a famed astrologer, physician, and author covered almost 400 herbs and plants from Aconite and Adders Tongue to Yew and Yucca.

For each entry, he gave both the Latin and common names, details on where to find its flowering time, astrology, and medicinal virtues.

Following the alphabetical list of herbs comes the inventory of illnesses and their cures, as it appeared in 1649.

Many of these plants still occupy a prominent position in the dispensaries of today's herbalists, so in addition to Culpeper's entertaining and often caustic comments and descriptions, there are notes on contemporary usage by an established practitioner

"Beautiful, affordable and particularly relevant... beautiful color illustrations help with identification of each plant...This makes for particularly interesting reading."--"Alive"

ISBN: 9781402744945
ISBN-10: 1402744943
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Sterling
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 19.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.708