HERB - Tobacco and other Smoking Herbs

Christine A Seelye-King mermayde at juno.com
Tue Jan 19 08:50:01 PST 1999

Ok, here's a question for the Herb List, anyone heard of "Tussilinge"?
The whole message is below.  
	Mistress Christianna

--------- Begin forwarded message ----------
From: Stefan li Rous <stefan at texas.net>
To: SCA-Cooks maillist <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.ORG>
Subject: SC - tobacco

Mordonna asked:
> And how long has tobacco been in common use????
> Mordonna (Don't stone me, I'm a smoker.)

I don't have any info on tobacco, but the following message is 
from the smoking-msg file in the PERSONAL CARE section of my Florilegium.


> From: Jean-Baptiste joule <jb-joule at worldnet.fr>
> Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
> Subject: Re: smoking in period, was hemp
> Dick Eney wrote:
> I once got to smoke a herb called "Tussilinge" the person who let me
> smoke it says the Romans smoke it. and this person has done a >master's
thesis in history about herbal uses in the Antiquity.
> Personnally I found it pleasant to smoke, not irritating to the lungs.
> 've got to say  I can't stand the smell of tobacco the worse being "so
> called" Light cigarettes,, I'd rather have pure Pot which I find
> pleasant and rather harmless if used only on occasions, than tobacco
> which I can't even swallow : it hurts my throat and brings me tears, 
> (unless it's real nice havana which just gets me HIGH). 
> If romans smoke Tussilinge, then maybe some people in medieval >times
may smoke it, but not in public since we don't see it in period
> Jran-Baptiste de Foix
Lord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris             Austin, Texas           stefan at texas.net
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