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Nicholas Culpeper

Author : Olav Thulesius
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'Olav Thulesius sets out to resurrect the sullied reputation of one of the most prolific writers of medical works during the Interregnum. - Thulesius has given us a welcome beginning of a study of a fascinating and neglected figure who made serious contributions to mid-seventeenth-century medicine while always living on the fringes of the established and licensed medical community.' - Martha Baldwin, Journal of the History or Medicine Was Nicholas Culpeper (1616-54) the father of English herbal medicine or a quacksalver and charlatan astrologer? This first modern biography shows a more complex picture. For example during the Civil War the Puritan Culpeper was wounded while fighting on the Parliamentarian side, as a physician of the poor, he had a burning desire to explain the secrets of medicine to ordinary people, He was not only the author of the famous herbal The English Physician but he also wrote the first book on midwifery and childcare and translated The London Pharmacopoeia.

Culpeper s Medicine

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Drawing on the writings of Nicholas Culpeper, the 17th-century herbalist, apothecary and astrologer, this updated, accessible introduction celebrates the holistic medical traditions of the West, and places Culpeper in his appropriate context as one of the forebears of modern holistic medicine and a prophet of the NHS. An extensive new introduction to the work comments on the latest research and developments in the area. The book traces the development of the Western holistic medical tradition from its origins in the natural philosophy of Ancient Greece to the work of Culpeper himself. It describes and explains the relationship between the four elements, the four humours and the four constitutional types: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic, as well as explaining the functional relationships of organs and body systems. The book explores the interconnectedness of psyche (mind) and soma (body) and includes a section on herbal medicine and therapeutics with a study of 20 common herbs, dietary suggestions and uses for culinary herbs. It also provides accessible information on astrology and the importance of the horoscope for holistic patient assessment. The book looks at the holistic approach to the preservation of health and prevention of disease, with explanations of the various disease states, their humoral medical diagnosis and treatment. An authoritative insight into the expanding world of holistic medicine, this book is an indispensable resource for medical herbalists, students of herbal medicine and all those interested in Western holistic medicine and its origins.

Culpeper s Last Legacy The fifth impression whereunto is added an Exact and perfect treatise of anatomy of the reins and bladder brain and nerves of all parts of the body never published before this year 1677

Author : Nicholas Culpeper
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The Popularization of Medicine

Author : Roy Porter
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In the early modern centuries a body of popularized medical writings appeared, telling ordinary people how they could best take care of their own health. Often written be doctors, such books gave simple advice for home treatments, while commonly warning of the dangers of magic, quackery, old wive's tales and faith-healing. The Popularization of Medicine explores the rise of this form of people's medicine, from the early days of printing to the Victorian age, focusing on the different experiences of Britain, the Continent and North America.

The Humoral Herbal

Author : Stephen Taylor
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The Humoral Herbal explores the traditional art of restoring health by balancing the four humours of the body and explains how this healing wisdom can be used for our benefit today. This is a beautifully illustrated book with full colour charts and photographs.The Humoral Herbal describes with clarity the key concepts of western humoral medicine, and how to diagnose imbalances in the humours. It details how to correct these imbalances through the use of herbs and changes in diet and lifestyle. The book also explores Medieval astrological symbolism, and through the use of clear charts and diagrams, explains how the different humours function and influence health. A comprehensive and practical herbal guide details the humoral and planetary characteristics of each herb and how to choose the correct remedy.

The New Wonderful Museum and Extraordinary Magazine

Author : William Granger
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Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

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Chambers s Edinburgh journal conducted by W Chambers Continued as Chambers s Journal of popular literature science and arts

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Aphrodisiacs Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England

Author : Jennifer Evans
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This book argues that aphrodisiacs were used not simply for sexual pleasure, but, more importantly, to enhance fertility and reproductive success; and that at that time sexual desire and pleasure were felt to be far more intimately connected to conception and fertility than is the case today.

The New Healing Herbs

Author : Michael Castleman
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Straight from nature's medicine cabinet, the latest herbal discoveries that cure hundreds of health concerns without the dangerous side effects or high cost of prescription drugs. The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman uses the latest studies to offer guidelines on dosages, drug interactions, and results for herbal healing. Included are herbal prescriptions to treat ailments ranging from the common cold, allergies, and back pain to more serious conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Featuring hundreds of cures and therapies proven to work, this book shows you which herbal remedy to take for each condition, how it's taken, what interactions to watch for, and where to buy the featured herbs. The easy-to-use Cure Finder organizes herbs by health condition, healing actions, and alternative uses, guiding you to the right herbal remedy for your ailment.