Hush Hush Repository

The Repository collects texts that can be recorded for Radio Hush Hush. It connects to the similar Repository on the Nothing of Importance site of Wendy Morris.

Tansy, Feverfew and Mullein. Receptaria: Hildegard von Bingen

Tansy emmenagogue A woman who is in pain from obstructed menses should take TANSY (Tanacetum vulgare) and equal weight FEVERFEW (Tanacetum parthanium), a bit more MULLEIN (Verbascum) than either of the others. She should cook these in water FROM A FREELY FLOWING STREAM which is tempered by the SUN AND AIR.

Aqua Matricariae

White bryony (Bryonia) roots juice 3 quarts; Feverfew (Tanecetum Matricaria /Parthanium) and Rue (Ruta graveolens) 3 pint each; Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) and Thyme (Thymus vulgare) leaves, Savin (Juniperus sabina) leaf tops; Tree of Life, Myrrh (could be Myrrhis odorata) leaf … Read More

Receptaria : Savin pessary

This remedy, also given to abort a dead fetus and to promote afterbirth and menstruation, contained a number of likely effective abortifacients: Take half a pound of iris roots (Iris foetidissima / pseudacorus / germanica) and half an ounce of … Read More

The Diuretic Syrup

Take the Bark of the Roots of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and that of Parsley (Petroselinum crispum/sativum), each 8 ounces; Spring Water 3 quarts. Digest in a moderate Heat for a Night; then boil them together till a Quart be evaporated. … Read More

Hysteric Troches

Take of Asa Foetida (Ferula – dried latex/gum) and Galbanum (Ferula gummosa – aromatic gum resin) each 2 drams and half; Myrrh (Commiphora myrrh – resin), 2 drams; Castor (ricinus communis), a dram and half; Birthwort Root (Aristolochia clematitis), 2 … Read More