Erbolate: a baked herby frittata
Take persel, myntes, saueray & sauge, & tansay, ferbayne, clarry, rewe, dytayn, fenel, southrenwode, hewe hem & grynd hem smale, medle hem vp wiþ ayroun, do butter in a trape & do þe fars þerto, & bake hit and messe hit forth.
Take parsley, mints, savory and sage, and tansy, vervain, clary, rue, dittany, fennel, southernwood; chop them and finely grind them; mix them up with eggs; butter a dish and add the mixture to this; and bake it and serve it forth.
Forme of Cury: edited text and translation © Christopher Monk 2019
1. For an itch of the genitals take this plant which [one] calls ‘sage’, boil in water and smear the genitals with the water. 2. Again for an itch of the bottom, take this same plant ‘salfian’, boil in water, and bathe the bottom with the water, it soothes the itch remarkably. 
For the ailment which one calls ‘litargium’ that is called in our language ‘forgetfulness’, take this same plant ‘rutam’ soaked in vinegar, then sprinkle the face therewith. 
 See Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 196 (no. 63). Other Old English forms include petorsilie and petersilie: see, for example, Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 382 (no. 12) and p. 264 (no. CXXIX). All Old English forms derive from the Latin name for parsley, Petroselinum sativum; Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 145.
 Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 72.
 For the full text of the ‘holy salve’, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 196-99.
 Pollington’s translation of OE teter. J. R. Clark Hall’s A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary offers ‘skin eruption, eczema, ringworm’.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 338-39.
 See Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 69. Pollilngton gives 950; the British Library gives 925-950: https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/balds-leechbook.
 Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 69; Pollington cites M. L. Cameron, Anglo-Saxon Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 1993), chapter 6.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 382-83.
 Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 333.
 Pollington, Leechcraft, p. 158.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 228-89.
 On vervain's potential toxicity, see: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-88/verbena.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 236-37.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 324-27.
 See the commentary for ‘Dytawnder’ in ‘A Fifteenth Century Treatise on Gardening By “Mayster Ion Gardener.”, Archaeologia (1894), pp. 157-72, at p. 168, which identifies ‘Dittany’ with ‘Lepidium’, i.e. dittander. The alternative is that the ‘dittany’ of the Forme of Cury recipe refers to Dittany of Crete, Origanum dictamnus, but this seems unlikely to me since this is a very tender herb that grows in the wild only on the island of Crete.
 More on dittander at: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/dittander.
 According to https://www.norfolkherbs.co.uk/product/dittander-lepidium-latifolium/.
 Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 113 and 128-29, suggests possible links for ‘dittany’ to be ‘Hillwort’ and ‘Hindhealth’ but neither of these seem identifiable with dittander.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 396-97.
 For the full text, see Pollington, Leechcraft, pp. 188-89.