Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Digest Number 120
> Message: 1greater knowledge of Western European herbs.
> Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 08:01:41 -0400
> From: "Deming" <deming@...>
> Subject: Stimulant
> Welcome to the group, David. Hope we're able to help you on your way to
> One thing that might help you on your quest is defining what are youtrying to stimulate.
>sources are imported from foreign lands. Coffee from the Arabian countries,
> Is it a general stimulant? (Caffeine is rather rare in the world. Best
tea from the mysterious far east, coca from what must surly be the edge of
the world in the west.)
>studied? (Interesting study there. Read about Hippocrates, Dioscorides, and
> Are you trying to stimulate one of the four humors that the Greeks
Galenus.) Don't forget the Arabian influences on medicine. As for ideas from
India and China, I know little but hope to study someday. (I too am
I am unsure of how wide spread the usage was but peppermint besides aiding
in digestion is also a stimulant ... more exactly the oils of peppermint.
Hope this aids in your endeavours