Nicholas Culpeper - Quotes

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Waters are distilled out of Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, and Roots. ---->>>

The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigor, and so ought the Flowers also.

The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigor, and so ought the Flowers also.

Let your Medicine be something of the Nature of the Sign ascending. ---->>>

For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition, 'tis as rotten as a rotten Post. ---->>>

In all Diseases strengthen the part of the Body afflicted. ---->>>

The Barks of Trees are best gathered in the Spring, if it be of great Trees, as Oaks or the like, because then they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all Barks only for present use. ---->>>

Gather all Leaves in the hour of that Planet that governs them. ---->>>

Such Roots as are soft, your best way is to dry in the Sun, or else hang them up in the Chimney corner upon a string; as for such as are hard you may dry them any where. ---->>>

All Juleps are made for present use, and therefore it is in vain to speak of their duration. ---->>>

Thus have you the way of making Conserves, the way of keeping of them is in Earthen pots. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 06-21, 2015
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Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Scientist
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Nicholas Culpeper (probably born at Ockley, Surrey, 18 October 1616 – died at Spitalfields, London, 10 January 1654) was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer. His published books includes The English Physitian (1652), i. e. the Complete Herbal (1653 ff), which contains a rich store of pharmaceutical and herbal knowledge, and Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick (1655), which is one of the most detailed documents known on the practice of medical astrology in Early Modern Europe (wikipedia)