Garden of medicinal plants

Photos Credit: Salagon Museum

Translator: Jean-Marc Bulit

Pot marigold

photo above - Salagon.

A pretty yellow orange flower (calendula officinalis) which has become an ornemental plant in our modern gardens. Called solsequium (that which follows the sun) in the Latin of the Middle Ages, this plant of the sunflower family was both a medicinal and a magic plant. Platearius warns his readers: Some, who have experienced it, but shouldn’t be believed, say that anyone who shall anoint himself with the juice of this herb and southernwood before going to bed in the evening will find himself displaced to another place in the morning.

Pot marigold has excellent skin healing qualities which have been re-discovered by homeopathic medicine. Tea made with pot marigold flowers can be used against the flu, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Common vervain - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum Rosemary de from Drôme, photo J.Bouchut - Oldcook : medicinal garden Pot marigold from Drôme, photo J.Bouchut - Oldcook : medicinal garden Saint John's wort - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum Common mallow - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum Clary sage - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum

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Jardin médiéval imaginaire