Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium)

Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium)

Hungary Water

This recipe was given to Queen Elizabeth of Hungary by a hermit to cure her of paralysis. It is said she had it rubbed on her daily and was soon cured. Add 1oz. Lavender; 10z. Rosemary and ½oz. Myrtle to 1quart of good brandy. Steep the herbs for a week and then distil or strain. […]

Category: Remedies Posted on: 05/30/2013

Historically used for counteracting the effects of poisons(including hemlock and toadstools); Cancer; colds and fevers; Rheumatism; to deter insects; epilepsy; melancholy; nervine; colic; jaundice (rated highly by Culpepper for jaundice); hepatitis and congestive states of the liver; diuresis; bruises and contusions; scabs and itches; face wash to make the face ‘fair’. Present day uses: Wormwood […]

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Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

Posted on: 05/30/2013

The recorded detailing of the use of Ginseng goes back to 196AD. The word panax derives from the Greek word ‘panacea’ meaning ‘cure all’. However, Ginseng has often been specifically used for digestive problems and for the revitalising of the elderly. Panax ginseng is still used today for general vitality and stamina, hence its description […]

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Thyme(Thymus vulgaris)

Posted on: 05/30/2013

Historical uses: aid in labour and delivery; to bring on menstruation; leprosy; epilepsy; promote perspiration when colds/fever; ointment for hot swellings; warts; sciatica; dull sight; hard painful spleen; gout; swollen testicles; tobacco for improving digestion, headaches and drowsiness. In the present day thymus vulgaris is used : For the respiratory tract: coughs; catarrh; asthma; bronchitis; […]

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Posted on: 05/30/2013

Has been used historically for liver diseases; as a diuretic; to staunch bleeding and clean ulcers and sores; used externally for aching testicles; if the womb is ‘slippery’ Sage can help to promote fertility so that the fertilised egg is retained within the womb; haemoptysis; pains in the head due to cold/rheumatics humours; epilepsy; lethargy; […]

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