Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
"Medicine is mine; what herbs and Simples grow
In fields and forests, all their powers I know."
It may happen that one or another enquirer taking up this book will ask, to begin with, "What is a Herbal Simple?" The English word "Simple," composed of two Latin words, Singula plica (a single fold), means "Singleness," whether of material or purpose.
From primitive times the term "Herbal Simple" has been applied to any homely curative remedy consisting of one ingredient only, and that of a vegetable nature. Many such a native medicine found favour and success with our single-minded forefathers, this being the "reverent simplicity of ancienter times." Read more...
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The Primitive Simplers presented here show the way of life in other generations, it is not suggested or recommended trying them yourself.
Herbal Simples Approved for Modern
Uses of Cure, by William Thomas Fernie,