Herbs have been used for centuries for better and improved health. Here we offer a sampling of some of the herbs that have been used in Western civilization. Examples include herbal cures used by the Aztecs, as compiled in 1552 by Martin De La Cruz, and English botanist Nicholas Culpepper’s catalogue of all the known herbal remedies in England. Several texts show how people could rely on their own herbal recipes rather than always relying on the doctors. Others are reference texts for distinguishing commercial drugs.
Buchan, William, 1729-1805. Domestic medicine : or, A treatise on the prevention and cure of diseases by regimen and simple medicines : with an appendix, containing a dispensatory for the use of private practitioners. London : Printed for W. Strahan, T. Cadell [and others], 1784.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare RC81 .B9 1784
Cruz, Martín de la. The De la Cruz-Badiano Aztec herbal of 1552. Translation and commentary by William Gates. Baltimore : The Maya society, 1939.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare RS169 .C713 1939
Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691. New experiments and observations touching cold : or, An experimental history of cold, begun. To which are added an examen of antiperistasis and an examen of Mr. Hobs's doctrine about cold; whereunto is annexed An account of freezing, brought in to the Royal Society, by the learned Dr. C. Merret. London : Printed for John Crook, 1665.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare QC278 .B69
Paris, John Ayrton, 1785-1856. Pharmacologia; comprehending the art of prescribing upon fixed and scientific principles; together with the history of medicinal substances. New-York : F. & R. Lockwood, 1823-1824.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare RS91 .P22
Berlu, Jo Jacob (John Jacob). The Treasury of drugs unlock'd; or, A full and true description of all sorts of drugs, and chymical preparations, sold by drugists ... London : John Harris and Tho. Howkins, 1690.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare (small) RS160 .B47 1690
Blackwell, Elizabeth, fl. 1737. A Curious herbal : containing five hundred cuts, of the most useful plants, which are now used in the practice of physick : engraved on folio copper plates, after drawings taken from the life : to which is added a short description of ye plants and their common uses in physick. London : Printed for J. Nourse, 1737.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare (oversize) QK41 .B53
Cooper, J. W. The Experienced botanist: or, Indian physician, being a new system of practice, founded on botany; containing: 1. A description of medicinal plants--their properties, &c. and the method of preparing and using them. 2. A treatise on the causes, symptoms and cure of disease incident to the human frame; with a safe and sovereign mode of treatment. For the use of families and practitioners. Lancaster : Printed for the author and publishers. J. Bear, printer, 1840.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare RC81 .C785 1840
Laurence, John, 1668-1732. A New system of agriculture. : Being a complete body of husbandry and gardening ... London : T. Woodward, 1726.
STROZIER, Special Collections Rare (oversize) S509 .L3 1726
Hill, John, 1714?-1775. The Family herbal, or, An account of all those English plants, which are remarkable for their virtues, and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of other countries; with their descriptions and their uses, as proved by experience ... Bungay : C. Brightly and Co. and T. Kinnersley, 1812.
STROZIER, Special Collections Vault QK306 .H6 1812