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    Medival sleep aid

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Iulia, Feb 20, 2008.

    would there be a better, more medival or renaissance-like word to describe a sleep aid? Or if not, to describe medicine in general? Thanks,
     
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    I would think you could use terms like remedy or elixir. You may want to google alchemy for some ideas.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    'sleeping potion' used to be a popular term for 'sleep-aid'...

    there were doctors in the middle ages, but medicine in general was often handled by 'chemists' or, in rural areas, by a midwife or a local 'healer' of one sort or another...
     
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    I imagine alcoholic beverages were popular sleep aids as well.
     
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    a term also widely used is/was 'sleeping draught'...
     

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