Take a trip back to the later Middle Ages and find out about the role of plants in medieval medicine. We’ll explore the medieval view of illness – what were the causes of disease thought to be? And what diseases were common? Who did you go to if you got ill and how did they diagnose you? Our main focus will be on the plants involved in the prevention and treatment of disease. Today, some of these plants have proven medicinal benefits and also other uses. A few are still used in herbal medicine – is it possible that, in some cases at least, medieval medics really did have the right idea?