Culpeper's complete herbal: a compendium of herbs and their uses.
Culpeper's complete herbal: a compendium of herbs and their uses, annotated for modern herbalists, healers, and witches
For the last 350 years, nicholas culpeper's encyclopedic compendium of the uses and properties of medicinal herbs has been unrivaled in completeness or charm. from adder's tongue to yellow loosestrife, each of the 316 herbs is described in detail, along with its "government and virtues," remedies and cautions—much of which has held up remarkably well through many advancements in scientific understanding.
This new edition is updated + annotated by dr. j.j. Pursell, author of the herbal apothecary, adding modern scientific names, usage notes and contraindications, and a fascinating new introduction framing culpeper's remarkable life and work through a modern lens.
This timely upgrade to a classic work retains the brilliance of the original while making its valuable information available to new generations of readers and practitioners.