On Herbalist Day we celebrate herbs and the wonderful people who study them.
Herbalists have studied the medicinal, healing, and nutritional value of plants throughout the ages. The field of study has developed greatly over the last couple of decades. Herbalists can now prepare herbs in such a wide variety of ways, and they are sold in pharmacies or online.
Humans, across cultures, have cherished the secrets of plants. Herbalism dates back to 4000 B.C. Sadly, many plants with health benefits have gone extinct over the centuries. For example, the silphium plant, which was used in Ancient Rome for cooking, contraception, and perfumes, is now extinct. What a loss for humanity!
While not all these characters can be classified as herbalists in the strictest sense, today we bring you three sapphic books with characters who garden.