„MNOGE RAZLIČITE LIKARIE OD BOLESTI GLAVE“ – FRAGMENT LJEKARUŠE IZ ARHIVA FRANJEVAČKOG SAMOSTANA U SINJU

  • Nikola Kujundžić
  • Milan Glibota
  • Suzana Inić

Abstract

Manuscripts containing collections of folk recipes for treatment of deseases were written mostly by Catholic priests especially Franciscians in Croatia in the past centuries. They were used as manuals for preparation of remedies and gave directions for their use. These writtings provide valuble data for etnographers and historians of ethnomedicine. The paper describes the manuscript “Many different remedies for headache treatment” written by unknown author probably in 18. century in Sinj, Dalmatia. The manuscript was found in the archives of Sinj Friary. The collection contains 16 recipes for headache treatment. Materia medica of the manuscript is composed of drugs of plant origin. Valuable information is given about the folk names for medicinal plants as well as descriptions of the ways of preparing remedies. Latin as well as contemporaly croatian names are attributed to the plants species mentioned in the manuscript. Use of the plants for treatment of the specific deseases were compared with their use in modern fitotherapy

 

Key words: ethnomedeicine, 18th century, folk recipes, Franciscians

Published
2018-05-07