Herbs and plants were in use in Medieval Europe, despite the Witchcraft Acts and the often misunderstood powers of herbs and plants. Two English herbalists who contributed to the popularity of herbs and plants for medicinal purposes were John Gerard and Nicholas Culpeper. Nicholas Culpeper even mentions the use of ‘essential oils’ in his famous Culpeper’s Herbal; although they were not known as essential oils in the Medieval period, they were essentially similar to the essential oils we use today in modern day aromatherapy.
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