|Born||18 October 1616|
|Died||10 January 1654
|Known for||Complete Herbal, 1653|
For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition, 'tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
All Juleps are made for present use, and therefore it is in vain to speak of their duration.
The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigor, and so ought the Flowers also.
Such Roots as are soft, your best way is to dry in the Sun, or else hang them up in the Chimney corner upon a string; as for such as are hard you may dry them any where.
Thus have you the way of making Conserves, the way of keeping of them is in Earthen pots.
The Barks of Trees are best gathered in the Spring, if it be of great Trees, as Oaks or the like, because then they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all Barks only for present use.