Rev Hist Pharm (Paris). 1998 ; 46(320): 411-20.
[Old plants and medicines used by Anabaptists-Mennonits in the days of old]
Universite de Franche-Comte, Besancon cedex.
The evangelic Christian Mennonits, issued from Helvetia, spread first in Alsace, then in the neighbouring countries, bringing so traditions in agronomy and folk medicine. As generally in rural areas, in the days of old, natural therapies were characterised by rather strange practices, sometimes imbued with superstitions and mystic ideas. Some works, books, almanacs, dweller manuscripts, allow us to reach some uses forsaken and replaced by modern and scientific medicines.