Southernwood

Southernwood

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Culpeper's The Complete Herbal (1653) - On Southernwood

A Brotanum, mas, fœmina.

Southernwood, male and female. It is hot and dry in the third degree, resists poison, kills worms; outwardly in plaisters, it dissolves cold swellings, and helps the bitings of venomous beasts, makes hair grow: take not above half a dram at a time in powder. [230]

Culpeper also lists Southernwood as an herb that cleanses, ‘provokes the terms’ (causes menstruation) in women, and resists poisons [264].

Source: Project Gutenberg EBook of Culpeper’s The Complete Herbal, [230, 264]

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Image Sources

Images 1 & 2: From JLMH’s Herb Garden

William Turner’s A New Herball (1551) - Library of Congress Scan