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The Chinese, the Egyptians, and Indian Ayurvedic Medicine
The Greeks
The East and the West
The Physiomedicalists and the Eclectics
The Lore
Astrological Botany

The Planets and their Plants
Sun ruling the vitality, oxygen, vital fluid, spleen, heart, spine, right eye, front pituitary gland, part of the thyroid: angelica, bay laurel, celandine, centaury, St. John's wort, lovage, marigold, mistletoe, rosemary, rue, saffron, storax, walnuts, eyebright, sunflower, helianthus, corn, rice, honey, juniper, pineapple, cinnamon, orange, grapefruit, almond, olive, coconut.

Moon ruling the constututional magnetism, esophagus, uterus, ovaries, influences the medulla oblongata and base of brain, left eye, breast, lymph system, nervous system, synovial fluid, influence over the eyes, the action of the rear pituitary gland, thymus gland, and the hormones of the alimentary tract: leafy vegetables, water lily, clary sage, watercress, cucumber, wild rose, orris root, sea holly, lettuce, pumpkin, opium poppy, white rose, willow, wintergreen, cuckoopint, lotus, white pond lily root, cabbage, chickweed, rhubarb, melons, endive, turnips, mushrooms, seaweed, gourds, soursap, mango, breadfruit, banana, sugarcane.

Mercury ruling the brain and the nervous system, thyroid, respiratory and pulmonary circulation, nerve impulses, mouth, tongue, parathyroid gland and part of the front pituitary, right cerebral hemisphere, auditory nerves, vocal cords: caraway, carrots, dill, elecampane, fenugreek, lavender, lily of the valley, licorice, mandrake, sweet marjoram, myrtle tree, parsley, pomegranate, celery seed, valerian, horehound, southernwood, oats, parsnips, the skins and bark of the filbert, Brazil nut, cashew.

Venus ruling the venous blood, veins, skin, hair and action of the thyroid gland and gonad glands, sense of touch, throat, cheeks, chin, and kidneys: daisy, black alder, birch, blackberry, burdock, columbine, coltsfoot, cowslip, daffodils except the yellow, elder, eryngo, feverfew, plantain, raspberry, damask rose, strawberry, tansy, thyme, verbena, violet, yarrow, angelica, vervain, geranium, lady's mantle, spearmint, primrose, wheat, beans, sorrel, gooseberries, almond oil, olive oil, tomato, artichoke, pomegranate, red cherry, apricot, apple, fig, plum chestnut, elderberry, alder, grape.

Mars ruling the muscular system, red corpuscles, gonads, adrenalin, the adrenal secretions, motor nerves: betony, basil, cuckoopint, yellow daffodil, dragon's blood, garlic, gum tragacanth, ground pine, onions, chives, pepper, wormwood, gentian, nettles, sarsaparilla, savin, squill, tarragon, woodruff, horseradish, mustard, aloes, ginger, hops, radish, capers, coriander, hyssop, leeks, cactus, pine, boxwood, broom, hemlock, dogwood, ironwood.

Jupiter ruling the arterial system, liver, fats, pancreas secretions (insulin), adrenals: black currant, agrimony, asparagus, Melissa or balm, turnip, borage and bugloss, chervil, cinquefoil, dandelion, hyssop, jasmine, gilly flower (carnation), linden, mistletoe, myrrh, oak, rose hips, sage, jimson weed, meadowsweet, watercress, anise, nutmeg, mint, currants, birch, maple, olive, hogberry, mulberry, ash, almond, chestnut.

Saturn ruling the spleen, bones, ligaments, teeth, mineral salts of the body, some pituitary hormones, action of the adrenals, inner ear, gall bladder, skin: aconite, red beets, plantain, comfrey, cypress, thyme, elm, pansy, black hellebore, hemlock, hemp, henbane, ground moss, nightshade, oakmoss, Solomon's seal, yew, horsetail, marijuana, shepherd's purse, rye, barley, spinach, parsnip, rhubarb roots, quince, sloes, wintergreen, sassafras, tamarind, coffee, tobacco, beech, pine, willow.

Uranus ruling the action of the parathyroid and one hormone of the front pituitary, gases, and the pupils of the eyes, the nervous system and control as it is associated with the potential and vibratory rate of electrical energies generated by the nerves: clover, oxalis.

Neptune ruling part of the parathyroid, pineal and toxins, spinal canal: arctotis.

Pluto ruling the third eye: pitcher plant.

And lest you have no idea where Culpeper was going with all this, perhaps a few of his words of wisdom will help you catch on:

"Basil: A French physician affirms upon his knowledge, that an acquaintance of his, by common smelling of it, had a scorpion bred in his brain.

Chives are under the dominion of Mars. If they be eaten raw, (I do not mean raw, opposite of roasting or boiled, but raw, opposite to chymical preparations) they send up very hurtful vapours to the brain, causing troublesome sleep, and spoiling the eye-sight, yet of them prepared by the art of the alchymist, may be made an excellent remedy for the stoppage of the urine.

Mint is governed by Venus and it stirs up bodily lust.

Sweet marjoram: Governed by Mercury. The juice dropped in the ears eases the pains and singing noise in them.

Rosemary is governed by the Sun. The flowers and conserve made of them are singularly good to comfort the heart and to expel the contagion of pestilence."

And so goes the lore, although there is far more not mentioned here.