Le creme delle streghe (witch creams)

This book discovers herbs and medicinal plants present in medieval manuscripts as ancient remedies handed down for generations, especially by women. Main repositories of an incredible curative, therapeutic and pharmacological heritage, founded on natural bases and without scientific bases, they were opposed and persecuted during the “witch hunt” for this very reason. The complex research work on manuscripts has made it possible to reveal an enormous quantity of home remedies, therapeutic and medical, of an impressive modernity. For example, the effectiveness of snail slime or vine tears, a method for whitening teeth and ointments for burns was already known. The recipes have been translated, deciphered and studied by the authors, who by reviewing the composition, the ingredients and the botanical-pharmaceutical procedure, have given new life to natural remedies that retain the strength of centuries of wisdom.