Re: Moth Repellant Herbs
- I know there are additional references to deterring moths, and I'm
trying to remember 'em.
Le Menagier de Paris has a fairly long bit on dreadful vermin and how
to avoid them; he advises that bedlinens and bedding be aired to deter
moths, fleas, etc. (On the other hand, he also suggests drying
Proven�al roses and spreading them in one's clothes; this seems to be
more for a scent rather than to avoid vermin.)
Lines 565-568 of the Wife of Bath's Prologue go thusly:
And wered upon my gaye scarlet gytes.
Thise wormes ne thise motthes, ne thise mytes,
Upon my peril, frete hem never a deel;
And wostow why? for they were used weel!