HERB - Looking for a good, basic Medieval Herbal...

Jenne Heise jenne at tulgey.browser.net
Tue Oct 5 12:39:53 PDT 1999

I'd suggest both _The English House-wife_ by Gervase Markham, and _The
Medieval Health Handbook_  (Tacuinum Sanitatis).

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, mka Jennifer Heise	      jenne at tulgey.browser.net
 "in verbis et in herbis, et in lapidibus sunt virtutes"
(In words, and in plants, and in stones, there is power.)

"The Sons of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited that good part;
But the Sons of Martha favour their Mother 
	of the careful soul and the troubled heart.
And because she lost her temper once, 
	and because she was rude to the Lord her Guest,
Her Sons must wait upon Mary's Sons, world without end, reprieve, or rest."
				-- Rudyard Kipling, "The Sons of Martha"  

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