1. Hans van Felius

    Interesting read! Juniper was used still in the 18th century. I wrote about that myself in an article concerning children born out of wedlock in the southwest of the Netherlands. It was used to try and get an abortion then…

  2. Gary Spiller

    Not sure about the abortion mixture. Who on earth would have been able to afford pepper and ginger in those quantities? They came from the other side of the world and would have cost quite literally a King’s ransom in the ninth century. Even by the 17th century spices like pepper, nutmeg and cassia were worth more than their weight in gold.

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