1000 Years of Herbal Medicine

An historian takes us on a journey through 1000 years of Anglo-Saxon herbal medicine. She admits she's not an herbalist (some corrections to the video are in the comments section) , nevertheless, when we compare this period to the ancient Egyptian and Greek/Roman periods, we gain some insights into where we are today, especially in regards to the distain for herbalism that finished it off as scientific medicine evolved.

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3 years ago

Correction & comment: infusions are NOT restricted to the use of hot water. In many cases, cold infusions are preferred. She touches on the 4 Humors and Qualities. We'll be elaborating on them in this course since they have been revived by the Physiomedicalists and are much in use today.