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The Dancing Plague of the Middle Ages
04-11-2015, 04:17 PM #16
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I found an interesting tidbit of herbal recipes that claim to cure the plague. I find it interesting that garlic (antibacterial) and herbs from the mint family (antifungal, antibacterial, and disinfectant) are included in the recipe.

Quote:Original Recipe for Four Thieves Formula
3 pints
white wine vinegar
juniper berries
wild marjoram
2 oz.
elecampane root
2 oz.
2 oz.
2 oz.
3 g

04-14-2015, 02:03 PM #17
Ruby Wolf Member
Posts:10,255 Threads:721 Joined:Oct 2012
And it certainly seems like we're still quite severely infected (*-*)

04-14-2015, 05:49 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-10-2015, 03:19 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(04-10-2015, 01:33 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Sounds like one crazy travelling party to me.

Crazy indeed -- party till you die?


Well, these travelling parties were 20 years after the plague (bubonic) and so is it any wonder the people would have desperately tried any and all sorts of plants and chemical concoctions to find a cure, and some people became addicted and joined together...olden hippies, I guess.



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