The aim of this blog is to provide students and researchers with an introductory source base to examine the use of plants in pharmaceutical research during the twentieth century.
by Dr Anne Stobart, herbalist and researcher
Palaeography is the technical term for the study of ancient and historical handwriting. This blog post aims to give some pointers if you are starting out to decipher early modern English handwriting, and is based on my experience of learning to decode seventeenth-century handwritten recipes.
By Christina Stapley B.Sc. Phyt. Hons
This guide is based on over twenty years of experience in the field of researching lost knowledge which has the potential to enrich modern herbal practice. It looks at sources of recipes, resources and aids to understanding them with criteria to consider when selecting a suitable recipe to repeat.
By Dr Frances Watkins, medical herbalist & researcher
An introductory guide to the main primary sources for studying early medieval herbal remedies in Old English texts.
by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal, herbalists, researchers & authors.
For this blog we’ve chosen to refer to the sources used and methodology of our book on John Parkinson.
By Vicki Pitman, medical herbalist & herbal history researcher.
The aim of this blog is to provide students and researchers of herbal medicine history and practice with details of websites providing free, downloadable primary sources related to ancient medicine.