Elizabeth Rainbow’s Herbal Remedies

Elizabeth Rainbow (reproduced courtesy of a private owner

Edward Rainbow was the Bishop of Carlisle between 1664 and 1684. His wife, Elizabeth collected recipes for herbal remedies. Her recipe book has survived at Dalemain near Penrith [www.dalemain.com].

Frances has studied the herbal remedies in detail. Several of the wild medicinal plants listed grow in Derbyshire today. 

This information forms the background for talks, day-schools and field trips, two books and greeting cards.

FORTHCOMING DERBYSHIRE EVENTS
Elizabeth Rainbow’s c17th Herbal Remedies

Talk in Ashbourne                                                                                        Dates to be confirmed
£5.00

Elizabeth Rainbow’s Herbal Plants Three Day-schools (spring, summer & autumn) at the National Stone Centre, Wirksworth
Mornings: talks about the remedies using the plants in season
Afternoons: field trips to look at the plants discussed
£35.00

For further details contact Frances

BOOKS

Elizabeth Rainbow’s Herbal Remedies Wyre Forest Press 2008 £3.00

Elizabeth Rainbow’s Herbal Remedies: The Plants Wyre Forest 2019 £15.00

GREETINGS CARDS

These greetings cards illustrate some of the herbs named by Elizabeth Rainbow. They can be purchased in the shop at Dalemain or directly from Frances.

Previous Events
Ashbourne talk: Elizabeth Rainbow’s c17th Herbal Remedies: 12 & 14 January 2019
Dalemain talk: Elizabeth Rainbow’s Herbal Remedies: 1 July 2019
Harvest Celebrations at Dalemain: Elizabeth Rainbow’s Medicinal Plants: The Root of the Matter & Seeds & Berries: 29 September 2019