Free herbal book - but it's old

The Complete Herbal, by Nicholas Culpeper
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/49513/49513-h/49513-h.htm

It's interesting to see what people believed about plants pre-science.

Sadly, a lot of this has been taken as proven fact when indeed most of it is just pre-scientific pondering. 

But if you're looking for a good folksy story to support an herb put into your cosmetic formula, here's some supporting information.

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