The Physicians of Myddfai – Welsh Country Magazine Sept 2017

The September edition of Welsh Country Magazine is now available in newsagents and supermarkets in Wales (price £2.95). In this edition my article is about the Physicians of Myddfai. This beautiful village is three miles south of Llandovery on the edge of the Brecon Beacons . It has a long tradition of healing and therapeutic remedies and I would certainly recommend a visit. It has a lovely church where  you can see the grave of David Jones and his son John, two of the physicians from the early eighteenth century and there is an excellent and informative Community and Visitor centre. You will learn, should you wish, how to cure tooothache by shoving honeysuckle leaves up your nose and how to make someone tell the truth (it involves a bit of business with a frog’s tongue.)  You will come home with an understanding of the three qualities of water – it will not bring sickness debt or widowhood. So a good day out all round I’d say.

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