Tales from the back of the Apothecary’s Cabinet
7PM SAT 14 OCT
Interested in natural remedies and the power of plants in health care?
Join Botanica Fabula herbal storyteller Amanda Edmiston for ‘Tales from the Back of the Apothecary’s Cabinet’ as part of Stirling Science Festival.
Travel back in time dusting off the dark green bottles in this event inspired by the work done towards the end of the Scottish witch trials by pioneering Scotswoman Elizabeth Blackwell – the first woman to publish a ‘herbal’ book on plants and their benefits.
A ‘herbal’ contains illustrations and descriptions of plants, their medicinal preparations, and the ailments for which they are used.
Many stories and fragments of folklore offer clues to the origins of cures we have since rationalised with science and clinical empirical research.
We have transformed and cleared the myths from many benevolent remedies, but what other stories lurk at the back of the apothecary’s cabinet?
Prepare to be led through a tangled world of fairy tales, folklore, magic, social history and herbal remedies using storytelling techniques, scents and tastes, to look at traditional remedies and hidden science.
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