Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Houseleek used to treat stings

Posted on by royvickery |

The following quote, from C.E. Salmon, Flora of Surrey, 1931: 317, might be of interest to bee-keepers:
‘[Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum is] said to have been planted in bygone days to preserve buildings from lightning and thunder and perhaps, also by bee-keepers who find the leaves soothing in the case of stings.’

Image: Leonhardt Fuchs, New Kreüterbüch, 1543.

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