Folder of 5 folios from the Book of Simple Medicines (15th C)    

Folder of 5 folios from the Book of Simple Medicines (15th C)     Folio 135v, Dove’s foot, Great burnet, Rosemary

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Folio 135v, Dove’s foot, Great burnet, Rosemary

Dove’s foot (Pes Columbinus): Plant with rounded, palmate leaves similar to the foot of this creature. It grows in stony places and is a good remedy for swollen testicles.

Great burnet (Pipernelle): The great burnet heals wounds and fistulae, combats darkness of eyes, snake bite and venom, and shows if an injured person will live or die.

Rosemary (Romarin): Rosemary soothes, cleanses and combats harmful humours. Thus it remedies heart disease, weakness and coldness of the brain, cleanses the womb and aids conception.

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