A little bit of history
Nostradamus treated plague victims with pills he made from rose petals. He instructed patients to keep the pills under their tongues at all times and also claimed the rose remedy helped fight bad breath and tooth decay.
While Nostradamus was trying to heal others, his wife and two young children died of the plague.
Citizens looked upon him with scorn because he could not save his own family. His patron (sponsor) also broke ties with him.
In addition to astrology and medicine, Nostradamus knew his way around a kitchen. In 1555, he published a book of recipes for cosmetics, perfumes and fruit preservatives.