Runes and Remedies: Exploring Viking Medicine

Join Miranda and Max as they delve into the fascinating world of Viking medicine, exploring remedies for ailments ranging from joint pain to the fear of being struck by lightning. Delving into ancient texts like the Lacnunga Manuscript, Bald’s Leechbook, and The Old English Herbarium, we uncover the remedies that were available to people a thousand years ago.

Help to examine the effectiveness of these remedies, from bramble baths to buttery concoctions, shedding light on what might have worked and what might have been mere superstition.

Travel back in time as we explore the practical and mystical aspects of Viking healing, and see how they compare to more modern medicine.

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