RE: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism
- Yup. Googling is a crap shoot. I have found that out from my research. Occasionally one can discover a portal. What fun that is. I can not vouch for my daughter's source, however. I will forward the links to her. She is a tough backwoods woman. She might be a natural for herbal lore. Thanks.Jack
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:24:01 -0500
Subject: RE: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism
Google is not your friend. Google-ing herbalism leads to finding a lot of erroneous and conflicting information and even more confusion. I don’t like for my herbal apprentices to use the Internet at all in their research but when they do it, I guide them to certain websites.
This is a link to my mundane blog, where I keep a list of the websites I prefer that they use. I have linked to a few “period” resources on their as well. http://naturallysimple.org/living/my-favorite-herbals/ Here is a link to my much-neglected and rarely updated “SCA” blog. http://segnatssojourns.blogspot.com/ I talk about herbs on it, sometimes.
Most of the herbal blogs I link to are those of my personal friends whom I respect. There are literally hundreds out there, but I chose to narrow it down that way. If you are studying Materia Medica, I can give you more specific links. . Please don’t be afraid to e-mail me off-list with questions.
Ségnat ingen Fháeláin
Google is your friend.