The Everlasting Traditions of Herbal Medicine in Ancient Greece – PART II

From Dioscorides' Codex Julianae Aniciae, an image of Liquorice. Photo: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images/ via Wikimedia Commons

As a Greek-American whose parents were born in Lesvos, I find it critical to understand how the natural world can keep us healthy in a modern world overcome with so many diseases. By researching ancient traditions preserved in numerous celebrated texts and learning about more recent practices of folk medicine lost with the passing of each generation, I hope to be able to preserve the knowledge and recipes that vibrantly define Greek culture.

To highlight some of these medicinal plants, I’ve …

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