One of my favorite pastimes is historical reenactment at the local renaissance festival. I play the part of a barber-surgeon in the Tudor reign of 16th century England. A barber-surgeon was the equivalent of a doctor in the days, though there were different types of practitioners of medicine with different views. Anyways, that's not the big point. The point is that as a barber-surgeon, the use of herbs for medicinal purposes was vital. My goal from post to post will be to discuss an herb. Not just in a namby-pamby way covering the basics, but I really aim to discuss how the herb was used through history and how those uses may or may not have changed!
The barber-surgeon of the Maryland Renaissance Festival
I THINK that this is a pretty original kind of blog, but who knows. We'll see!