Stinking Orach

(Chenopodium vulvaria) "Stinking" is right - when handled it smells like rotting fish. That unpleasant smell is trimethylamine (like hawthorn), and there is also ammonia in the smell (Genders. 1971). Nevertheless, they can be cooked and eaten, like spinach. Hill described it as "an excellent medicine in all hysteric complaints", and there were similar recommendations from all the older herbalists. Indeed, it was even supposed at one time to cure infertility. Just by the smell of it! (Grieve. 1931).

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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