hist-brewing: Nettle beer

Crystal Isaac xtal at sigenetics.com
Thu Jun 7 12:43:28 PDT 2001

I'm not even a man and this idea has me squirming uncomfortably in my chair.


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From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
Behalf Of ed somers
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 12:41 PM
To: Caller Web Bill; Proteus
Cc: hist-brewing at pbm.com
Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Nettle beer

I was just reading Martha Washington Cook book edited by Karen Hess. In it
Nettle seeds are attributed with the power to "stirreth up lust" However
the next sentence repeats a remedy of "the erection of the yerde to synne,"
yerde, or yard ( as in yard stick) being a synonym for a prominent male
member. The remedy is to "put nettles in the codpeece about the yerde and
	Oh for the good old days!!

At 01:02 PM 06/03/2001 +0100, Caller Web Bill wrote:
>In message <001001c0ebbc$f8acb120$091aded1 at me>, Proteus
><proteus at powerof3.com> writes
>>This might be a silly question, but hey...
>>What is Nettle?
>Stinging nettles - green leaves slightly hairy on the upperside.  if you
>brush against them they sting - not too bad but uncomfortable.  
>Urtica Dioca.  They grow plentifully around human settlements (& former
>settlements).   Flora Britannica says they like phosphates but my
>personal observation is nitrates.
>Culpeper  helpfully says " Nettles are so well known that they need no
>description; they may be found, by feeling, in the darkest night."
>He goes on to credit nettles with curative powers for just about
>everything (what on earth was strangling of the mother?).
>More modern authors say they contain Iron & Vitamin C.
>Barnacle Bill

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