Journal of Herbal Medicine
Sixteen years after publication of the first edition, this book remains almost unique in its field. It is an essential text for all those interested in the epistemology of Western herbal-ism. Many readers may not be ready to accompany Tobyn all the way into medical astrology. Nevertheless, this new edition will inspire others with its mission of interpreting historical Western medical practice for modern practitioners.
Dr Julie Whitehouse, Principal Lecturer of Herbal Medicine, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster
This book presents an invaluable account of the principles and practice of the renowned 17th century herbalist and astrologer Nicolas Culpeper. Graeme Tobyn has masterfully encapsulated and interpreted the philosophies and empirical knowledge preserved within Culpeper's writings which are still highly relevant to modern herbalism. Whether you are a scholar of herbal medicine or are just interested in herbs or traditional medical practice, this book is a must read.
Myriam Shivadikar MARHHomeopathy in practice
The book contains a depth of information and wisdom that makes it a minefield of forgotten knowledge... There are tables and illustrations of astrological charts an photographs. The writing style and font is easy to read and the topics are organised into clear sections... The author, Graeme Tobyn (...) has been practicing medical herbalist for over two decades. he lectures internationally and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Herbal Medicine.... the book traces the development of the Western holistic medical tradition from its origins... Overall, this book provides a useful source for those practitioners of herbal medicine, astrology and homeopathy who have the curiosity to seek a deeper understanding of their patients.