Tudor medicine was not advanced and relied heavily on herbal and natural treatments.
Yesterday I visited Little Moreton Hall
( see side bar or https://wizzley.com/little-moreton-hall-it-shouldn-t-be-standing-up/) where a very talented lady dressed in role was showing us various Tudor remedies.
In Medieval Britain it was believed that any illness could be cured by a plant that they thought looked like the ailing part of the body. e.g. Lungwort, liverwort . Tudors believed that too much blood was bad for the body and caused illness. Therefore blood would be let from the body to cure an illness. This could be done by cutting or with leeches.
Many plants are still used in modern medicine and while it is easy to smile at some of these Tudor remedies, the people had to do something to help them cure their pain and ills.
Below I have photographed and described just a few remedies and cosmetics that I saw today.