The Highlights from 20 July 2011

The maiden tea and the future child: What it is and what it isn’t.

Iced tea, whether made from black tea or herbs, provides relief from the summer heat. A concoction containing rosemary, thyme, lavender and myrtle might sound appetizing, but a preparation of these ingredients, known in certain areas as maiden tea, shouldn’t be relied on as a contraceptive. Read the 1920 recipe in our current Highlights on


Old people were young once, young people will some day be old: this refers to the various stages in human life. Fertilized egg cells can grow into children, but need nine months to do so as is widely known. Explanations of relevant terms are provided as today’s Highlight on