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Ash
Bogbean
Comfrey
Dandelion
Dock
Elder
Houseleek
Ivy
Mallow
Nettle
Ribwort plantain
Thyme
Yarrow
Thyme
Thymus spp.
Thyme
Low-growing aromatic herbs, growing in chalky grasslands. Also grown for use in cooking.

'Wild thyme helps a great deal with bronchial and stomach problems.'
Barnstaple, Devon, 1992

'Thyme for a gargle for a sore throat.'
Cotherstone, Co. Durham, 1994

Thyme
'My (French) 95-year-old grandmother... still uses thyme and "has never known it to fail" for diarrhoea – make an infusion of thyme (boil for about a minute and leave to cool, then drain). One cup, preferably after food, is usually enough.'
Weston, Hertfordhire, 2002

Thyme is used 'to preserve the natural colour of hair' and used by practitioners of herbal medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, sinusitis and digestive problems.





Cures featured in this exhibition and on the website should be used only with advice from a qualified medical herbalist.