Pharmacognocy of Herbs - was: An introduction...
- Greetings Lady Marion. I would love to learn more about the pharmacognosy
of herbs. I don't have a lot of knowledge, but I would love to discuss.
One thing I've found lacking in most herbals is this type of information.
Since most people have no idea how herbs and pharmaceuticals interact and
they tend to mix the two with such little care that they often do themselves
more harm than good, this is a topic of interest to me. White willow bark
for instance, as you are probably aware contains salicylic (sp) acid,
aspirin contains acetysalicylic (sp) acid, a derivitive I think (?). It
would be rather imprudent to take an aspirin and wash it down with white
willow bark tea. Another example is ginger, which is often used for
motion/morning sickness, it can cause bleeding in someone who is also taking
It would be great to have a discussion on this subject with someone
knowlegeable in the field of pharmaceuticals who is also an herbalist. I'm
sure I'll learn a lot<G>!!
Fionna ni Canonach
Canton of Gallavalley, Drieburgen, Caid
----- Original Message -----
From: Jean Hetzel <jshetzel@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 11:56 AM
Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] An introduction...
Greetings to the list!
Lady Marion from the Barony of Jararvellir, Northshield, Midrealm
here. I have recently started a local SCA herbal guild and was
looking for some advice about format for such an endeavor. I have an
idea of how the meetings will probably go, but are there any major
points I need to be aware of? Any constructive critisisms are
either throught his list or privately!
Also, since I am mundanely a pharmacy graduate student, my primary
interest is in the pharmacognesy of plants and I would like to
discuss such with other members.