Silphium.

/Silphium.

On the lost Roman herb, silphium, which could apparently do, like, everything, from birth control to making meat tender.

One of my favorite parts of this article is the fact that one of the names for dried silphium sap was “laser”, meaning you could wander around in ancient Rome and totally run into “laser dealers”.

2017-09-11T10:03:28+00:009th February, 2018|Tags: food, history|

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