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Breverton’s Complete Herbal: A Book Of Remarkable Plants + Their Uses


Nicholas Culpeper’s The English Physitian: or an Astrologo-physical Discourse of the Vulgar Herbs of This Nation is more commonly known as Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. It was first printed in September 1653 (Culpeper died in January 1654) + immediately became a classic reference that is as fascinating today as it was more than 350 years ago. Breverton’s Complete Herbal is a reworking of that classic text for a modern day audience.The book identifies each of Culpeper’s herbs + spices, with a description of their appearance + Latin name/family; plus descriptions of the herbs’ uses in medicine, dyeing + cuisine from the Greeks to the present day. Informative + entertaining, it is packed with interesting facts associated with herbs. Arranged alphabetically, Breverton’s Complete Herbal describes 250 herbs + spices while containing feature sidebars + spreads on scented herb/medicinal gardens, the great herbalists, as well as New World herbs. Hardcover. 384 pages.

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