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n Medieval times, the differences between vegetables, herbs, and any plant used in cooking was less distinct than today and the various available vegetables were frequently lumped together under the term "potherb," which also included edible flowers such as violets, primroses, waterlilies, borage, fruit blossoms, mallows, sweet peas, marigolds, angelica, roses, and herbs such as fennel and rue.

n Medieval times, the differences between vegetables, herbs, and any plant used in cooking was less distinct than today and the various available vegetables were frequently lumped together under the term "potherb," which also included edible flowers such as violets, primroses, waterlilies, borage, fruit blossoms, mallows, sweet peas, marigolds, angelica, roses, and herbs such as fennel and rue.

The oldest surviving copy of Pedanius Dioscorides's treatise on medical botany and pharmacology is an illuminated Byzantine manuscript produced about 512 CE. Dioscorides, a Greek military physician who served in the Roman army of the emperor Nero, wrote De materia medica in the first century CE.

The oldest surviving copy of Pedanius Dioscorides's treatise on medical botany and pharmacology is an illuminated Byzantine manuscript produced about 512 CE. Dioscorides, a Greek military physician who served in the Roman army of the emperor Nero, wrote De materia medica in the first century CE.

This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is ‘Herbal'. A text dealing with plants and their properties, often medicinal. The study of plants formed part of natural philosophy during Antiquity. Among the major authors of botanical texts written from the fourth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. were Aristotle and Hippocrates.

This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is ‘Herbal'. A text dealing with plants and their properties, often medicinal. The study of plants formed part of natural philosophy during Antiquity. Among the major authors of botanical texts written from the fourth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. were Aristotle and Hippocrates.

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Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) of the Apiacae Family

Peony, an Illustration in a herbal of the late antique or the early middle ages.

Peony, an Illustration in a herbal of the late antique or the early middle ages.

Magic Gardens/a Modern Chronicle of Herbs and Savory Seeds by Rosetta E. Clarkson

Magic Gardens/a Modern Chronicle of Herbs and Savory Seeds by Rosetta E. Clarkson

Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species

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Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species

Steenbock Library | Botany | Herbs

Steenbock Library | Botany | Herbs

large leaf organic basil pic - seen while cruising BURPEE for more seeds

large leaf organic basil pic - seen while cruising BURPEE for more seeds

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Bild über We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/164783665/via/26762146 #ancient #elve #fairy #kitchen #magick #medieval #nymph #witch

Additional 22332  Author	Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo Title	Extracts from an edition of Dioscorides' 'De re medica', Origin	Italy Date	c. 1564-1584 Language	Italian  http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=262&CollID=27&NStart=22332

Additional 22332 Author Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo Title Extracts from an edition of Dioscorides' 'De re medica', Origin Italy Date c. 1564-1584 Language Italian http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=262&CollID=27&NStart=22332

Lovage ~ Though largely a forgotten herb now, the lovage plant was cultivated in Medieval times for culinary and medicinal purposes.

Mother's Herb Garden: The Lovage Plant - Organic Gardening

Lovage ~ Though largely a forgotten herb now, the lovage plant was cultivated in Medieval times for culinary and medicinal purposes.