Re: [albanach] Herb in 1297 Scotland - Thank you, Nigel
- obsidian@... wrote:
>European Buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus) - sometimes referred to as:) Thank you very much for sharing, Nigel. Sounds like something my
>Hart's-horn. Used primarily externally to treat bruises and warts; but if
>you take the berries (it flowers in late spring/early summer) and make a
>syrup of them, it makes a very powerful and rather sudden laxative. If you
>added a dose of the syrup to a stew, I imagine the effect would be about
>what you would expect - I have no idea what or how strongly it's taste
>would be, or if it has a characteristic odour.
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