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Medieval Herbs

  • mermaiden Folia Supporter 121 plants United States7b

    Medicinal herbs were grown and dried for use in the winter.

    All Heal – used to break as well as prevent fevers
    Feverfew – used to break as well as prevent fevers
    Lavender – digestive aid
    Sage – digestive aid
    Peppermint – digestive aid
    Goose Grass – good for healing breaks, cuts, and lesions
    Tansy
    Dandelion – purgative and diuretic
    Boneset – good for healing breaks, cuts, and lesions
    Willow bark – used to break as well as prevent fevers
    Garlic

    Culinary plants and herbs were grown for use during the summer and were dried or otherwise preserved for use during the winter.
    Winter savory, some oreganos, garlic, and chives would last through most winters.
    Other plants such as basil, curry, lavender, coriander, tarragon, sage and rosemary had to be harvested and dried. Pink Dianthus (different from today’s) were used to freshen the flavor of many Summer dishes with its clove-like flavor.

    *Household herbs – used to sweeten the air and alleviate pests.":

    Lavender – still used today to deter fleas and moths
    Rosemary – good for healing breaks, cuts, and lesions
    Sage
    Citron – good for healing breaks, cuts, and lesions
    Pennyroyal
    Peppermint
    Parsley

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/herb/the-medieval-herb-garden.htm

    Apothecary’s Rose
    Dill
    Thyme
    Angelica
    Borage
    Bee Balm
    Fennel
    Nasturtium

    Some herbs were even grown for religious ceremonies.

    http://www.suite101.com/content/medieval-herb-garden-plants-part-1-a13057
    http://www.suite101.com/content/medieval-herb-garden-plants-part-2-a13059

    Lemon Balm
    Mint
    Rue
    Basil
    Marjoram
    Costmary (Alecost)
    Roses (Rosa species)
    Violets
    Johnny jump-ups

    http://gallowglass.org/jadwiga/herbs/smallherbs.html

    Posted over 3 years ago

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