Honeysuckle – a vine to treat fevers, sore throats, boils and skin sores.
Cranberries – from the Indians, she learned that cranberries were excellent when mashed and used as a poultice for wounds.
Lemon balm – comfort for the heart; also aided digestion.
Morning glories – the vines of morning glories acted as a laxative, and the flowers were helpful in relieving a backache and healing broken bones.
Parsley – comforted the stomach, prevented baldness and was helpful in assisting fretful infants to break wind.
Rosemary – used with embalming.
Sage – calmed the nerves.
Columbine – leaves acted as a lotion, good to rub on sore mouths and throats. Taken in wine it was thought to give a speedy delivery for childbirth.
Comfrey – came from England. Roots boiled with water or wine was good for drinking. Helped inward hurts and bruises. As a tea it was drunk for a restful sleep.
Flax – planted to spin the fibres for thread for linen; good for treatment of rheumatic pains. The seedling seed aided in digestion and was used for poultices.
Foxglove – gentle cleansing; it rid the body of clammy skin. Ointment was used for a scabby head.
Roses – could cure anything.
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