Session Title

Herbal Therapies and Medicinal Gardens in Art, Literature, and Medicine

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

Organizer Name

Gerard P. NeCastro

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Maine-Machias

Presider Name

William H. York

Presider Affiliation

Portland State Univ.

Paper Title 1

Chicory, Licorice and Lettuce: The Pharmacological Treatment of Madness in Late Medieval Germany

Presenter 1 Name

Anne Koenig

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of South Florida

Paper Title 2

Plant, Bird, Fish, and Stone: Enrique de Villena, Cyranides and the Four Ingredients for Love in Medieval Iberia

Presenter 2 Name

Felipe Esteban Rojas

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Start Date

9-5-2014 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 204

Description

Plant-based therapies and medicinal gardens are ubiquitous in medieval healing as evidenced through their images and textual presence in art, literature, and medical texts. The range of employment for herbal therapies includes, but is not limited to treating diseases, assisting with the various stages of conception and pregnancy, and concocting love potions.

Gerard P. NeCastro

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Herbal Therapies and Medicinal Gardens in Art, Literature, and Medicine

Bernhard 204

Plant-based therapies and medicinal gardens are ubiquitous in medieval healing as evidenced through their images and textual presence in art, literature, and medical texts. The range of employment for herbal therapies includes, but is not limited to treating diseases, assisting with the various stages of conception and pregnancy, and concocting love potions.

Gerard P. NeCastro