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 139r, Verbena, Sorrel, Bryony

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Folio 139r, Verbena, Sorrel, Bryony

Verbena (Berbena): Verbena, also called vervaine or columbaria, is useful for inflammation in the neck, pain in the chest and stones in the bladder. To remedy spider bites, drink wine in which verbena has been cooked.

Sorrel (Britanica): Remedy for diseases and putrefactions of the mouth if eaten raw. Great remedy for the pain of teeth falling out. It should be gathered in summer and allowed to dry, then ground, and stored in a silver vessel.

Bryony (Brionia): Also known as cucurbita agrestis, courge sauvage and vitis alba. Mainly a remedy for spasms, ulcers and dysentery. Hippocrates says that a man whose fingers were all eaten away, used this remedy and was healed.

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