A New and Complete American Medical Family Herbal

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Samuel Henry, 1814 - 393 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 2 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the...
Σελίδα 1 - Herbal wherein is displayed the true properties and medical virtues of the plants, indigenous to the United States of America: together with Lewis' secret Remedy, newly discovered, which has been found infallible in the cure of that Dreadful Disease Hydrophobia; produced by the bite of a mad dog. Being the result of more than thirty years experienced practice of the author, while a prisoner, towards the close of the last war, among the Creek Indians; and his travels through the Southern States, whilst...
Σελίδα 381 - They should be gathered in dry weather, after the morning dew is off, or before it falls in the evening. Generally speaking, they should be tied in bundles, and hung up in a shady, warm, and airy place, or spread upon the floor, and frequently turned. If very juicy, they are to be laid upon a sieve, and dried by a gentle degree of artificial warmth. Sprouts are to be collected before the buds open ; and stalks to be gathered in autumn.
Σελίδα 381 - ... losing the property for which they are officinal. Aromatics are to be collected after the flower-buds are formed, annuals, not aromatic, when they are about to flower, or when in flower, biennials before they shoot, and perennials before they flower, especially if their fibres become woody. They are to be gathered in dry weather, after the dew is off them, or in the evening, before it falls, and are to be freed from decayed or foreign leaves.
Σελίδα 2 - Being the result of more than thirty yean experienced practice of the author, while a prisoner, towards the close of the last war, among the Creek Indians; and his travels through the southern states, whilst making botanic discoveries on the real medical virtues of our indigenous plants, wherein he has made known all his new discoveries, with the method how to use them, in the cure of most diseases incident to the human body. Adapted for the benefit of masters and mistresses of familics, and for...
Σελίδα 119 - The first species is thought to have come originally from those parts of Egypt which are exposed to the inundations of the Nile, and may be said to be one of the most valuable plants of the whole vegetable kingdom.
Σελίδα 139 - Take one pound of the fresh roots cut small, put them in a gallon of old Jamaica spirits, and. let it stand in the sun for two weeks, every now and then shaking the vessel. In all weaknesses from excess in venery, pain in the bones from colds, and gravelly complaints, let the patient take a wine glass of this tincture three times a day, on an empty stomach. I knew a man in New-Jersey, who was so debilitated and afflicted with pains in his bones, that he expected nothing but death every day, who by...
Σελίδα 1 - Hew and Complete American Medical Family Herbal wherein is displayed the true properties and medical virtues of the plants, indigenous to the United States of America: together with Lewis' secret Remedy, newly discovered, which has been found infallible in the cure of that Dreadful Disease Hydrophobia; produced by the bite of a mad dog.
Σελίδα 1 - There was no attempt at botanical taxonomy, despite the fact that the author styled himself a "botanist." According to Henry, he was "one of the members of the late College of Physicians and Surgeons and of the Medical Society of the city and county of New-York.
Σελίδα 381 - ... water, letting them lie in it as short a time as possible; and the fibres and little roots, when not essential, are to be cut away. Roots which consist principally of fibres, and have but a small top, may be immediately dried. If they be juicy, and not aromatic, this may be done by a moderate heat; but if aromatic, by simply exposing them, and frequently turning them in a current of cold dry air. If very thick and strong, they are to be split or cut into slices, and strung upon threads; if covered*...

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