April 10, 2010
Medical Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts
They have a great website with a history of monastic medicine and database of medicinal plants Abbey Medical Research Unit. Their site even includes a medicinal plant of the month. This month: Horsetail or Equisetum arvense L., which was used to reduce bleeding in ancient and medieval practice.
And, in case you're interested, here's a link to some information on Lorsch Abbey, where the Lorsch pharmacopoeia was created: Lorsch Abbey.