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Wood Sage

Teucrium scorodonia

A Hebridean remedy for ‘sore head’ which involved making a poultice from Wood Sage was recorded by Carmichael during the 19th century.

Included in Magnus Spence’s Flora Orcadensis (1914) was an exploration of the medicinal properties of wild plants found on Orkney.  An infusion of the leaves of wood sage was recorded as being used to treat jaundice in the islands.  The haughty Spence was not impressed. “These applications of plant cures were often accompanied by incantations and bewitchery of a type which showed the intelligence of the people was at a low ebb….”

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wood sage

22

Wood sage

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