Breverton's Complete Herbal


The following of Nicholas Culpeper’s copious works were consulted:

A Physical Directory, or a Translation of the London Directory, 1649 (A translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londonesis of the Royal College of Physicians) Directory for Midwives, 1651

Semeiotica Uranica, or An Astrological Judgement of Diseases, 1651

Introduction to the Reader, Galen’s Art of Physick, 1652

Catastrophe Magnatum or The Fall of Monarchy, 1652

The English Physitian, 1652

The Compleat Herball, 1653

Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick, 1655

BHMA (British Herbal Medicine Association), British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, BHMA 1983, Bournemouth

Blunt, Wilfrid, and Raphael, Sandra, The Illustrated Herbal, Frances Lincoln 1979, London

Boehme, Jacob, De Signatura Rerum: The Signature of All Things, 1621, reprinted James Clarke & Co. Ltd. 1969, Cambridge

Clarkson, Rosetta, Green Enchantment: The Golden Age of Herbs and Herbalists, Macmillan 1940, New York

Clarkson, Rosetta, Magic Gardens: A modern chronicle of herbs, and savory seeds, Macmillan 1939, New York

Dioscorides, Pedanius, De Materia Medica: Being an Herbal with many other medicinal materials, 65 CE, translated by Tess Anne Osbaldeston, Ibidis Press 2000, Johannesburg

Gerard, John, The Great Herball or Generall Historie of Plants, 1621 reprinted Dover Publications Inc. 1975, New York

Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal (ed. Hilda Leyel), 1931, London, Penguin reprint 1982

Hensel, Wolfgang, Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europe, Black’s Nature Guides, A&C Black 2008, London

Hoffmann D., The New Holistic Herbal, second edition, Element 1990, Shaftesbury

Junius, Manfred M., Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy, Inner Traditions International Ltd. 1985, New York

Lust, J., The Herb Book, Bantam 1990, London

Mabey, R. (ed.), The Complete New Herbal Penguin 1991, London

Mabey, Richard and McIntyre, Michael, The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care, and Relaxation, Prentice Hall 1988, London

Mills, S.Y., The A-Z of Modern Herbalism, Diamond Books 1993, London

Ody, P., The Herb Society’s Complete Medicinal Herbal, Dorling Kindersley 1993, London

Parkinson, John, A Garden of Pleasant Flowers: Paradisi in Sole, 1629, reprinted Dover Publications Inc. 1991, New York

Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia (The Natural History), 77–79 CE, translated John Bostock, Taylor and Francis 1855, London, available on the Tufts University website

W. Ryves, The Life of the admired physician and astrologer of our times, Mr. Nicholas Culpeper. In Culpeper’s School of Physic, London 1659

Thulesius, O., Nicholas Culpeper, English Physician and Astrologer, Macmillan Press 1992, London

Tusser, Thomas, His Good Points of Husbandry, 1557, reprinted Country Life Limited, 1931 London

Weiss, R.F., Herbal Medicine, Beaconsfield Arcanum 1991, Beaconsfield

Wren, R.C., Potter’s New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations, C.W. Daniel 1988, Saffron Walden