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18th Century Book of Herbal Remedies

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An online example of a hand-written book of herbal remedies believed to come from lowland Scotland.

 

From the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow:

The book contains remedies for all manner of illnesses and conditions. The medicine in the book is based on the ancient theory of the four humours: blood, phlegm and black and yellow bile, an idea going back to the Greek writings of Hippocrates. The virtue of blood-letting, purging and sweating is extolled in the book along with vomiting and sweating. Apart from herbal remedies the book also includes household tips and culinary recipes as well as recipes for dyes and inks. It even contains instructions on how to write a secret letter to a sweetheart.

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Something like that would be cool to have.....so I think i will make my own!!! I actually bought a quill pen and ink to write my own over the summer, just need a decent blank book!!!!

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