What are some of the cures and remedies that the Tudor doctor in historical hospital used? In the countryside, villagers frequently relied on herbal treatments for illnesses – or ‘old wives tales’. As an example,
What are some of the cures and remedies that the Tudor doctor in historical hospital used?
In the countryside, villagers frequently relied on herbal treatments for illnesses – or ‘old wives tales’. As an example, a Tudor ‘cure’ for a headache was to drink a medicine made up of a mixture of lavender, sage, majoram, roses and rue or to press a hangman’s rope to your head.
How was the plague treated in Tudor times?
Some of the cures they tried included:
- Rubbing onions, herbs or a chopped up snake (if available) on the boils or cutting up a pigeon and rubbing it over an infected body.
- Drinking vinegar, eating crushed minerals, arsenic, mercury or even ten-year-old treacle!
What cures a cough in Tudor times?
How you can treat a cough yourself
- paracetamol or ibuprofen to treat any pain.
- hot lemon and honey (not suitable for babies under 1 year old)
- a herbal medicine called pelargonium (suitable for people aged 12 or over)
What is a Tudor doctor?
Tudors did have doctors, but only the wealthy could afford them. The best kind of doctor to have was a ‘physician,’ who would practice a style of Tudor medicine called ‘physic. ‘ However, Henry VIII was particularly fond of the second rank of doctor, called an ‘apothecary,’ who specialised in herbal remedies.
What herbs did the Tudors use?
Herbs used by the Tudors Choose four herbs that you found in the Herb Garden which were used by the Tudors (choose from fennel, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary or thyme).
What were the main treatments for illness in the Middle Ages?
Their cures were a mixture of superstition (magic stones and charms were very popular), religion (for example driving out evil spirits from people who were mentally ill) and herbal remedies (some of which are still used today). Monks and nuns also ran hospitals in their monasteries, which took in the sick and dying.
What diseases were around in the Tudor times?
Escape the plague. Tudor England was rife with contagious diseases and regular epidemics of dysentery, tuberculosis and influenza swept through the country. Although they killed off rich and poor alike, the malnourished masses were less able to fight off infection and more prone to death by disease.
What happens if you become ill in Tudor times?
God’s judgement. The Tudors saw disease as a punishment from God. They understood that some, like the plague, could be spread by human contact, but had few effective treatments. This is because they believed the human body produced four bodily fluids known as ‘the humors’: blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm.
Why did the Tudors get so ill?
What jobs did the Tudors have?
- Cordwainer. A cordwainer made shoes out of leather.
- Weaver. A weaver made cloth by weaving yarn together on a loom.
- Tailor. A tailor made clothes for people who could afford to buy them rather than make their own.
- Smith. A smith was someone who made things out of metal.
What was medicine like in the Tudor times?
There are so many astonishing facts about Tudor illnesses and cures to fire up young imaginations. Medicine in Tudor times was unusual, often didn’t work, and could be dangerous. It is amazing to see just how different medical knowledge was for the Tudors, they simply didn’t have the information we do today.
What was the history of Medicine in Stuart England?
Medicine in Stuart England had advanced from the days of the Tudors – as would be expected – but knowledge was still crude in the extreme and the impact this had on the way the Plague of 1665 was tackled was marked especially when it came to the medical profession administering ‘cures’.
Why was bleeding so important to the Tudors?
In the towns and cities, bleeding was still a popular cure for most ills. The Tudors believed that too much blood was bad for the body and this in itself caused illnesses. Therefore, if blood was let from the body, the patient’s illnesses would also go.
Why did Tudor doctors drink their patients urine?
Letting blood from the body was considered an effective way of rebalancing your humors. Your children may also be interested to know that doctors would sometimes drink their patients’ urine in order to try and diagnose ailments. Tudors didn’t really have our knowledge or understanding of hygiene.