Traditional Knowledge and Medicine Historical and Classical Works


David Winston: Tradition & Science  

David Winston is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with over 40 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions.  He has been in clinical practice for over 35 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada.

Dispensatory of the United States of America (1918)

Last era in pharmacy when plant drugs were widely prepared. Dispensatories were the major reference works used by pharmacists to prepare these products.

Edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Woods and others.

Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (1922)

Latin and common names, constituents, preparations, uses. By Harvey Wickes Felter, MD.

English Physician (1652)

Nicholas Culpeper - descriptions of herbs, their uses and preparations

Henriette's Classic Herbal Texts

Full text monographs dating back to the 1800s

History of the Vegetable Drugs of the Pharmacopeia of the United States (1911)

Chronicles every vegetable drug of the Pharmacopeia of the United States, 1900 Revision, from each drug's origins to the people or individuals who introduced them to medicine and pharmacy

Medicinal Plants of North America (1914)

Case studies. Edited by Arthur Weir Smith, A.M, M.D

Navajo Indian Medical Ethnobotany (1941)

Genera, uses, bibliography. By Leland C. Wyman and Stuart K. Harris

Physio-Medical Therapeutics, Materia Medica and Pharmacy (1897, 1932)

Latin and common names, uses. By T.J. Lyle, A.M.M.D

Practitioner's Handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1907)

Families, species, properties, uses. By  Thos. S. Blair, M.D.

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine

Classic texts, medicinal plant images. By Michael Moore

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World (1919)

Compilation of existing knowledge on the edible food plants of the world as known in the latter part of the 19th century. By U. P. Hedrick