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Herbs

 

 

 

 

Rappahannock Historical Society invites you to join Anne Howard where she will present  

“MEDICINAL REMEDIES USED IN THE CIVIL WAR” 

Saturday, October 27 at 2 PM

Washington Town Hall

 485 Gay Street.

It began as an interest in herbs and their therapeutic qualities.  Wandering on our property I noticed various plants growing and curiosity got the better of me.  I then searched for more information on the uses of each herb I was able to identify.  The actual medicinal use for each herb became equally compelling. 

 

Many of the herbs used so many years ago are ingredients in medicines prescribed today.  I am a researcher and my interest in medicinal herbs grew from my love of gardening and noticing that wild animals rarely eat herbs, along with visiting properties where my Civil War ancestors lived and raised families.  It was amazing to find as much information as I did with actual measurements for herbal based medicines.