References to the contraceptive or abortive use of plants are woven into folk songs, ditties, jokes and allusions in plays and literary works. As our common knowledge of plant use by women fades, so the meaning of these references become vague.

Parsley, Parsley

Parsley, parsley, good for soup, growing in our garden. An is going to be a bride, so best not wait much longer, if she wants…
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