[Sca-cooks] medicinal recipies
kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 08:53:29 PST 2006
I have no idea...the recipes are from a 14th c. book and simply state
"camphor" and "musk"...maybe Urtatim or one of our other ME experts has an
On 11/12/06, Sydney Walker Freedman <freedmas at stolaf.edu> wrote:
> Is the recipe referring to camphor resin (from a tree in the related to
> cinnamon) or to the camphor from elecampane? I thought it referred to the
> former. Any ideas?
> > aibhilin commented:
> > <<< I have not tried this one but I have worked with edible camphor.
> > make sure
> > you get it from a good East Indian shop and tell them it is to eat.
> > They
> > will make sure you get the right stuff. There are several different
> > ways to
> > process campor, and some should not be ingested.>>>
> > Ummm. Yes, looking at the comments on processing camphor, it does
> > sound like you want to make sure you get the stuff processed to
> > ingest if you are going to use it in food.
> > There are a number of comments on camphor in this Florilegium file,
> > including the message I've included here.
> > gums-resins-msg (32K) 8/31/03 Period use of plant gums and
> > resins. Myrrh,
> > mastic, frankincense, camphor.
> > http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/gums-resins-msg.html
> > -----
> > [Submitted to the Florilegium by: "Philippa Alderton" <phlip at
> > bright.net>]
> > From: Gaylin Walli <g.walli at infoengine.com>
> > To: herbalist at Ansteorra.ORG
> > Subject: Re: HERB - 'syropp of ela campane'
> > Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 9:29 AM
> > Phlip asked:
> > >Any ideas, folks?
> > This is how I would look at it.
> > 'syropp of ela campane' would probably be a syrup of the plant
> > elecampane, often called Elfwort or Scabwort. The botanical of
> > this plant is Inula helenium (L.) I think. One of the major
> > constituents of the plant is the volitale oil "helenin" which
> > is sometimes called "elecampane camphor." Camphor, throughout
> > history, has been used to treat the symptoms of any of the
> > numerous kinds of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.
> > An excellent write-up on Elecampane can be found in M. Grieve's
> > (OOP) herbal online at
> > http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/e/elecam07.html
> > and this writeup includes pointers to period sources (including
> > Gerard, Culpepper, and others) which may be of use to the SCAdian
> > or recreator in tracking down the origins of the syrup's creation.
> > Jasmine
> > Jasmine de Cordoba, Midrealm, g.walli at infoengine.com
> > -----
> > Stefan
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