When herbs went out of style.

“A sick man thinks himself effectually tended if he chance to make out that his doses contain Taraxacum, Belladonna, Aconite, Hyoscyamus, or Arneca, or if he be refreshed with Ammonia; but he smiles contemptuously at the herb woman who administers dent de lion, nightshade, wolfsbane, henbane, elecampane, or who burns horn in the sick chamber.”
—Oswald Cockayne, 1864 in Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England.

4 Comments »

  1. Laurie said,

    July 5, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    I’m going to host a link up tomorrow at my blog, Common Sense Homesteading, for all things weed/wildcrafting. I thought you might like to link up a post.

  2. Betty Miller said,

    January 28, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Great Quote!

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