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