Wyrtig

OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Wyrtig - In early sources


Plantain ( (British Library MS
 Edgerton 747:57v, c. 1300 CE)

 

In Early Sources...

Waybread
Plantago major

 

Growing this in your garden

 

Medieval Names

lfric

 

Capitulare de Villis

 

Herbarium Apuleii

 

 Lacnunga

 

Leechbook

 

St. Gall

 

Walafrid Strabo

 

Text and comments,  Georgia 9 pt

Trebuchet 10 pt

 

 
   
   
 

Please note: Many plants have been used in past and present times for medicinal purposes, and as one of the focuses of Wyrtig is the history of gardening, these uses are discussed here. However, common sense requires that you consult your family physician or other health care provider before using any plant materials for medicinal purposes. The old saying that "A doctor who treats him- (or her-) self has a fool for a patient" is no less true in herbal medicine than in any other branch of the healing sciences. Herbal remedies should not be used by the uninformed; medical advice should be sought before using any herbal remedy.

 

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