Hool, 1922: Common Plants and their Uses in Medicine.

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This scan was sent to me by my friend Jane, who is a herbalist in the UK. Many thanks! I've OCR'd and proofread it, and put it up here. Enjoy!

Were mankind as ready and willing to investigate, comprehend, appreciate, and acknowledge, as they are to doubt, disbelieve, condemn, and repudiate, there would be more truth and harmony in the affairs of life. - R. L. Hool under Sea Holly.

Also check out Hool's other book on this site, Health from British Wild Herbs.

Title page.
Publishers' Note to Readers.


Biography of R. L. Hool
Section I.

Rambles of a Botanist from January to October

Common Plants and their Uses (illustrated)

Notes on the Cultivation of Herbs

Section II.

Diseases and their Treatment

Sundry items


  • Sore Eyes.
  • Swollen Feet, &c.
  • Thin Hair.
  • Scarlet Fever.
  • No. 6 Powder.
  • Neuritis.
  • Constipation.
  • Fistula.
  • Dysentery.
  • Cancer Causation and Cure.
  • Camomile.
  • Acid Tincture of Lobelia.
  • Gathered Finger.
  • Hernia or Rupture Treatment.
  • Remedy for Goitre.
  • Enlarged Prostate.

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Common Plants and their Uses in Medicine was written by Richard Lawrence Hool, F.N.A.M.H., in 1922.