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Rare historic 1663 pharmaceutical Book on CDROM CDROM of the very rare and very interesting "THE ENGLISH PHYSICIAN WITH 369 MEDICINES MADE OF ENGLISH HERBS" on CDROM . By Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654.). CDROM includes pdf images of all 440 pages of an original 1770 edition of this famous book originally published in 1663. The origin of modern pharmaceuticals began with this work. Medical use of herbs such as foxglove, from which the heart medication digitalis was purified, is described in fascinating detail. This book is an authenic source of information on the herbal origins of modern pharmacotherapy.
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Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654) was a legendary figure in the field of herbal medicine and author of The English Physican. He was a man of mystery and glory - a revolutionary who taxed the hierarchical politicos, challenged the procedures and policies of the clergy and championed the wonderings of common folk, much to the chagrin of the established pedantists. He was the famous English physician of the early 17th century who left to future generations a rich store of pharmaceutical and herbal knowledge. Within this manuscript, the reader will find the wit, intellect, ethic and conviction of a man much respected by his community. Culpeper worked to bring medicinal treatments from the mysterious to the comprehensible. His philosophy was to teach the common folk to minister to themselves by providing them with the tools and knowledge for self health. His mind and ambition was to reform the whole system of medicine by being an innovative questioner paving the way for new thoughts and principles contrary to established traditions. The systematization of the use of herbals by Culpeper was a key development in the evolution of modern pharmaceuticals, most of which originally had herbal origins. A man of and for the common people, Culpeper wrote with a personal style revealing his insights as well as his struggles. He was an astute observer of the effects of herbals. Culpeper's writing is comprehensive and thorough in discussing both the requisite-for-his day-astrology and medicine.He was one of the foremost figures in herbal medicine. His works have come to prominence in the latter half of the twentieth century as people look for alternative medicine solutions to their ailments that cannot be solved by advancements in science. Born to a noble family, the son of an English clergyman, Culpeper studied at Cambridge University and acquired an extensive medical background by reading and serving apprenticeships. He travelled to London where he was apprenticed to a master apothecary. The influence of his teacher was apparent in his interest in medical botany that would be the driving force behind his famous publication, the Herbal (1652, originally titled The English Physitian). He began active practice in 1640 as a physician-astrologer, a not unusual practice for doctors of his day. He soon achieved great fame and developed quite a large practice. The historical significance of Culpeper lies on the fact that he worked to bring medicinal treatments from the mysterious to the comprehensible to all people. His philosophy was to teach the common folk to minister to themselves by providing them with the tools and knowledge for self-health. His mind and ambition was to reform the whole system of medicine. When he published his pharmacopoeia books, an attack occurred against him in the College of Physicians because he was threatening the near monopoly on medical knowledge that the College of Physicians enjoyed. Culpeper later wrote: "This not being pleasing, and less profitable to me, I consulted with my two brothers, DR. REASON and DR. EXPERIENCE, and took a voyage to visit my mother NATURE, by whose advice, together with the help of Dr. DILIGENCE, I at last obtained my desire; and being warned by MR. HONESTY, a stranger in our days, to publish it to the world, I have done it.".
Culpeper was a radical, though by no means the quack that his contemporaries made him out to be. In fact, he had angered his fellow physicians by condemning their greed, unwillingness to adapt to new knowledge, and 'toxic' remedies along with their practice of blood-letting. The Society of Apothecaries were similarly incensed by the fact that he suggested cheap herbal remedies as opposed to their expensive concoctions. Nonetheless, Culpeper was taken in by astrology and has consequently been ridiculed over the years as a star-gazer. His work in the field of herbal medicine has been hugely influential, and the Herbal is used to this day as a result. Beyond this, he also wrote one of the first texts on gynaecology and obstetrics and translated numerous texts into English to the chagrin of more of his contemporaries still. His influence is demonstrated by the existence of a chain of "Culpeper" herb and spice shops in the United Kingdom, India and beyond, and by the continued popularity of his remedies among New Ageand alternative holistic homeopathy medicine practitioners.
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Herb remedies published in Nicholas Culpepper's The English Physician Enlarged
* Anemone - the juyce snuffed up the nose purgeth the head, it clenseth filthy ulcerts, encreaseth milk in Nurses, and outwardly by oyntments helps Leprosies.
* Bedstraw - stancheth blood; boyled in oyl is good to annoynt a weary traveller; inwardly it provokes lust.
* Burdoc or Clot-bur - helps such as spit blood and matter, bruised and mixed with salt and applyed to the place, helps the biting of mad dogs. It expels wind, easeth paines of the teeth, strengthens the back...being taken inwardly.
* Cottonweed - boyled in Ly, it keeps the head from Nits and Lice; being laid among Cloaths, it Keeps them safe from Moths; taken in a Tobacco-pipe it helps Coughs of the Lunges, and vehement headaches.
* Dittany - brings away dead children, hastens womens travail, the very smell of it drives away venemous beasts; it's an admirable remedy against wounds made with poysoned weapons; it draws out splinters, broken bones, etc.
* Fleabane - helps the bitings of venemous beasts. It being burnt, the smoke of it kills as Gnats and Fleas in the chamber. It is dangerous for women with child.
* Hellebore - the root of white Hellebore, or sneezwort, being grated & snuffed up the nose, causeth sneezing, Kill Rats and Mice, being mixed with their meat. Doctor Bright commends it for such as are mad through melancholly. If you use it for sneezing, let your head and neck be wrapped hot for fear of physicianching cold.
* Lovage - cleers the sight, take away redness and Freckles from the Face.
* Mugwort - an herb appropriate to the foeminine sex; it brings down the terms, brings away birth and afterbirth, easeth pains in the matrix.
* Penyroyal - strengthens women's backs, provokes the Terms, staies vomiting, strengthens the brain (yea the very smell of it), breaks wind, and helps the Vertigo.
* Savory - winter savory and summer savory both expell wind gallantly, and that (they say) is the reason why they are boyled with Pease and Beans and other such windy things; 'tis a good fashion and pitty it should be left.
* Wood Bettony - helps the falling sickness, and all headaches comming of cold, procures apetite, helps sour belchings, helps cramps and convulsions, helps the Gout, Kills worms, helps bruises, and cleanseth women after their labor.
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