From the 12th century through the 17th and 18th centuries historic herb gardens were the centers of medicinal learning!
For most of us, a few herbs for the kitchen is the limit of our knowledge but our ancestors made use of the plants around them for live-saving and herbal wellness needs. The idea of the archetypal Garden of Eden is embedded in our culture as a place of spiritual healing and contemplation.
The medieval monastic houses and their cloisters were centers of knowledge and skill in the cultivation of garden plants for medicinal and culinary use.
Examples of Simples…
The list of aromatherapy and domestic uses for Simples & Worts is extensive and will be covered in the future.