Herbal, Homeopathic, and Folk Medicine Books for Sale

The following is a continuously edited list of texts related to herbal medicine, homeopathy, and quack doctoring, which I have edited and released. This list will be updated over time as new titles become available.

PRIMITIVE PHYSIC
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An extensive mid 18th century text of folk and herbal medicine.

MAGIC PLANTS
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A short tract detailing the philosophy of natural magic and herbalism.

THE WITCHES’ PHARMACOPOEIA
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A very good work on herbal and similar imagery in witch lore.

GUNPOWDER AS A WAR REMEDY
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A WWI homeopathic work of note suggesting the use of small doses of tincture of black powder.

CANADIAN HERBAL
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A combination receipt book for disease and herbal guide.

THE USEFUL FAMILY HERBAL
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A short herbal with a large number of (often odd) recipes.

COUNTERBLAST TO TOBACCO
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A very short tract on the spiritual and physical evils of tobacco, by King James the first.

WEEDS USED AS MEDICINE
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A government bulletin listing several dozen common and noxious medicinal species.

VALUABLE HERBAL PRESCRIPTIONS
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A homeopathic work listing some late 19th century remedies and various species used therein.

ASTROLOGICAL PHYSICIAN
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A work that proclaims the ability to treat and diagnose ailments using astrology.

THE TREE OF LIFE
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Carey’s work likening the spiritual and biochemical and proposing his prophetic vision of quasi-eugenic utopia.

HYPNOTISM
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DeLaurences’ work on mesmerism and hypnotism along with its applications in medicine. Pure Victorianism!

THE FAMILY NURSE
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An excellent manuscript covering herbal remedies, ointment crafting, poisons, and more.

THE SECRETS OF ANIMAL MAGNETISM
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A work on mesmerism and clairvoyance that partially relates them to medical applications.

THE INCUBUS
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A work on sleep paralysis which also describes herbal remedies, demonic folklore, and other subtopics.

REMEDIAL USES OF HYPNOTISM
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An interesting little essay on the medical application of hypnotism.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM
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A pro-hypnotism, anti-mesmerism manuscript, with some amusingly dated opinions of the use of the former.

MIND AND BODY
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A treatment of hypnotism, faith healing, and the general history of alternative medicine.

THE FAMILY COMPANION AND PHYSICIAN
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A collection of diseases, cures, preparations, and a lecture on moral ills.

THE LAW OF NATURAL HEALING
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A work speaking of autosuggestion and its therapeutic usages, some still accepted today.

HYPNOTISM, PERSONAL MAGNETISM, ETC
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A long-titled booklet of alternative medicine stressing dietary change, exercises, and hypnosis.

A TREATISE ON ANIMAL MAGNETISM
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A tract on Mesmerism and magnetic bathing, and its various anecdotal claims of efficacy.

AMERICAN MEDICINAL FLOWERS AND FRUITS
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A short field guide to some medically active species of North America and their usage.

AMERICAN MEDICINAL HERBS AND LEAVES
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A short field guide to more medically active species. Fully illustrated.

MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF FLOWERS, TREES, FRUITS, AND PLANTS
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A lengthy collection of botanical folklore, often Roman, Norse, Arthurian, or European Victorian.

FIFTEEN LECTURES ON MEDICAL BOTANY
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A series of entries on the use of botanicals in medicine, the dangers of antimony and mercury, and plenty of religious allusions.

JACOBS ROD
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A work on dowsing that mentions energy healing and homeopathy. Half translated from Baritel.

OCCULT FAMILY PHYSICIAN
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An excellent, 307 page work on herbs, medical recipes, homeopathy, and some social tracts, all compiled.

THE INDIGENOUS DRUGS OF INDIA
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An intermediate length work of anthropology compiling some of the materials and recipes available in mid 19th century Indian bazaars as medicine.

FRAYS GOLDEN RECIPES
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A booklet containing various herbal remedies, lifestyle advice, and nutrition tips.

Author: styxhexenhammer666

Author, activist, analyst.

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