Re: SPEC: I. Foetidissima
Recently I was asked by a customer of mine if I had the species I.
Foetidissima. A friend of hers was reading a book on medicinal herbs
and it was mentioned that some part of this species worked well on
migraine headaches. Has anyone heard of this treatment? >>
No, but if she has access to the reprint edition--or original--of the 1633
edition of Gerard's Herbal I would think that would be a good place to check.
If I didn't find it there I would be pretty sceptical of the story. Which is
certainly not to say I endorse any physic advice found in this English
source, much of which is hair raising.
Anner Whitehead, Richmond, VA
Henry Hall email@example.com