Aroma therapy and black death
From the Middle Ages to the mid-1800s, it was generally believed that illnesses were caused and spread by air or "miasma" corruption. This belief is probably due to illnesses associated with the illness and the lack of hygiene at that time. To prevent or treat such diseases, the lack of knowledge of modern science or medicine meant that people could only rely on the beliefs and practices of their ancestors. Some of these, especially herbal remedies, have been effective since remedy (eg, Stomach complaints and pneumonia in case of breathing problems), most in the 1300s when Black Death swept Europe.
The most common form of black death was the bubble plague, characterized by the appearance of black bubbles in the groin, neck and armpit, accompanied by fever, headache, joint pain, nausea and vomiting. It was very contagious and was usually deadly. Black Death was a universal fear that it would spread rapidly, and death could occur within a few hours of the onset of symptoms. In the century, Europe suffered a series of attacks against the plague, and the consequences were huge. Between 1348 and 1350 alone, Black Death is estimated to have killed one third of the European population.
The plague was associated with a characteristic smell – the large number of victims and the rapid and high mortality rate associated with the plague would have been a very strong crime. This, in most people's theory, confirmed the idea that the disease was transported in polluted air. Clearer remedies therefore included remedies based on their aromas – the aim was to counteract the bad air with the sweet-smelling agents that were thought to be able to overcome harmful odors. Herbs and spices were the most popular, although they were generally found to be good.
Those who can afford aromatic herbs such as rosemary, juniper, laurel, fir and beech have been burned to help prevent bad odors and clean the air. Camphor and sulfur were also considered effective. Sweet-smelling herbs such as lavender, sage, thyme, meadowsweet and winter salt, dried and scattered on the floor, sewn into a clothespin or carried as a post. It was more expensive with wipes injected with aromatic oils such as camphor, rosemary or laurel. Vinegar was also considered an effective deterrent.
Even richer people can afford pomanders. It consisted of pierced metal cans containing resin or wax containing many expensive aromatic spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Moving toward the nose, the pierced casing made it possible for the fragrance to get rid of, so (presumably) the owner would provide protection from air pollution. The aromatic spices, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves are perhaps obvious, but ambergris, which also contains the waxy secretion of the sperm whale gut, can be used in pomanders. It is likely that ambergris is a sweet, sweet scent and is still used by the perfume industry today. Only the very rich can afford to transport ambergris pomanders and they were considered to be stronger than plague than other pomanders.
In the times of Elizabethan, many "healing" reports of the plague are here: two of those who are based on herbs …
"Add the yarrow, the tansy, the fading, the handful of beef and put them together, and let the patient bring half the water into the herbs and stretch them, and give the patient to drink (The belief that the consumption of his own urine is a panacea for all diseases is still relatively common today.)
" Take sage, rue, briar leaves, older leaves, each handful, stamp them, and tighten them with a white wine and put on a little ginger and a good spoon. " "
Although the currently available remedies were completely ineffective in treating the development of plague, there is a possibility that Some might have strangely helped prevent the spread of plague. Especially the snails, rosemary, fever cluster and tansy are recognized for their flea-deterrent properties (in fact, in the fluffy years they use the spike as a fool deterrent), and fleas and the rats carrying them usually believe
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