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Nicholas Culpeper

(Oct 18, 1616 - Jan 10, 1654)

English botanist and herbalist.  He published the 'Complete Herbal' (1653) containing a comprehensive list of English medicinal herbs and their uses.  Also ‘The English Physician’ (1652)

In his own words describing 'A Physicall Directory' (1649): “being an astrologo-physical discourse of the common herbs of the nation; containing a complete Method or Practice of Physic, whereby a Man may preserve his Body in Health, or cure himself when sick, with such things only as grow in England, they being most fit for English Constitutions.”

It has a wealth of information on what herbs were being used for in England during the period before the 18th century. He includes culinary uses for many edible herbs and plants.

 

 

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