Trying to have a baby? Are you in need of some medieval herbal help? Yes?
Not for the first time, I invite you to not try this at home!
Medical health journals like the Tacuinum Sanitatus of Vienna had a lot of really helpful advice for a large range of illnesses and ailments, but it also included some unusual advice for those trying to conceive. Perhaps a lack on the husband's part might be the problem? Don't worry, Ladies! All is not yet lost!
Nasturtiums are a relatively easy garden plant to grow with bright colourful flowers and edible pods and leaves. According to the book in question, these tangy plants may help in the necessary requirements for baby-making, but also may cause migraines, which, as any woman knows, is absolutely not-the-least baby-inducing.
Luckily, a slight sprinkle with vinegar and all will be well again. The mood and passions reignited and in the months to follow, the bloom of a new life!
That's the theory, at least.
It might be true that you don't make friends with salad, but might you make a baby?
On your next romantic evening in, dim the lights, light the candles and as your eyes meet across the flickering glow, tell your special someone you've prepared the ultimate sexy dinner and wow him with that nasturtium salad. I bet he'll be speechless.