Our Welcome Center, Stop 20, is temporarily closed. The St. Augustine Ghosts & Gravestones boarding location has changed temporarily to the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 1305 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. These changes will remain until the construction of our new Welcome Center at 27 San Marco is complete (Spring 2019).
It’s spring in Florida, pollen is flying and allergies are at our doorstep. For relief from congestion we reach for over-the-counter remedies. Did you know that many of these are rooted in the same medicinal herbs used at the Spanish Military Hospital between 1782 and 1821?
See if you can guess which ones in sniff tests during demonstrations while on tour inside the Spanish Military Hospital Museum Apothecary. Here’s a hint: look no further than ingredient labels on popular supplements or on most sinus relief products. Rose hips are a great source of vitamin C to help build our immune system, and Eucalyptus and Mint are great herbs to ease the ailments of allergies today.