The Black Plague
"The Great Plague"
- Vinegar was used as a cleansing agent because it was believed that it would kill the disease.
- Bloodletting was the most common way of treating the disease.
- The blood that exited was black, vile and thick and said to have a greenish scum mixed in.
- Cutting open the buboes and applying warm poultice butter, onion and garlic was also another treatment.
- Various combinations of herbs were given to relive the symptoms.