The traditional cures and remedies of wise-women in the Fenlands were made with the natural things available to them in the local landscape. Many of them are easy to recreate today, but it’s up to you to decide whether they will work or not…

Below there are some recipes used in the Fens to treat different types of ailments. While you are re-creating these cures, bear in mind the following:

Before the experiment: Do you expect that this treatment will work? Why?

During the experiment: Can you describe what is happening to the potion?

After the experiment: Did it work? How do the results compare to your initial hypothesis?