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6017Re: Banya's Mold

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  • LA Judge
    Apr 2 10:41 PM
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      Possibly. But isn't penicillin the blue-green mold that is found on
      citrus? At least to my understanding that is true.

      Tsura (LA.)


      --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, Ysabeau <lady.ysabeau@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hmmm...thinking that the sauna/bath would have been made of wood.
      Since it
      > is very damp, I would think that mold could be found along seams,
      crevices
      > and corners. Maybe that is it? Penicillin originally was created
      from mold
      > cultures so it isn't too far off to guess that maybe they scraped
      the mold
      > off the bathhouse walls and used that to treat infections?
      >
      > Just a random guess,
      > Ysabeau
      >
      >
      > On 4/2/07, LA Judge <nodecaf@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Humm - well a banya is a Russian sauna, or sauna type bath
      (think long
      > > hot steamy soak). I am wondering if the reference means mold as in
      > > something that was commonly pressed in a mold & dried then added to
      > > the baths. In that case I would look at Russian comfrey as the herb
      > > that you need.
      > >
      > > Just my thoughts -
      > >
      > > Tsura (LA.)
      > >
      > > --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
      <SCA-Herbalist%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > "banavtai" <jtaper1@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hello everyone,
      > > >
      > > > Forgive the cross-posting, but I'm trying to identify the "old
      > > > chronicle ...from the thirteenth century" mentioned in Russian
      > > > Herbalism by Igor Vilevich Zevin pertaining to the discovery in
      > > > Novgorod of "banya's mold" as a cure for infected wounds.
      > > >
      > > > Zevin has an annoying habit of throwing in such references all
      > > > throught the book without any footnote to the original source. Can
      > > > anyone help fill in the gap(s)?
      > > >
      > > > TIA,
      > > >
      > > > Karaznina Semenova vdova Iul'iana
      > > > BMDL, Aethelmearc
      > > > mka
      > > > Juliana Taper
      > > > Pittsburgh, PA
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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