Mitcham, in south west London has a long history of settlement, possibly starting with the Celts, then later the Romans were in the area followed by the Saxons. In the late 11th century when the Domesday Book was written, it was recorded as an agricultural area. In the days of Queen Elizabeth I there were fields of lavender in the area and so, in times of plague, people migrated to Mitcham to escape into a more pleasantly-smelling atmosphere. Now it claims to have the oldest cricket green in England and one of the oldest Fairs, Mitcham Status Fair.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Mitcham?
You may have been playing or watching cricket when the ball struck you on the head. This could have really jolted your head and so you might have sustained a whiplash injury in Mitcham. You don’t have to be involved in a car crash to get a whiplash injury in Mitcham.
If you have a whiplash injury in Mitcham, you will usually have recovered within a month to six weeks, but unfortunately some whiplash injuries take longer to get over. If you can prove that your injury was caused in an accident that was not your fault, but a result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
If you have a whiplash injury you may have a rather nasty headache too, but did you know that in Elizabethan times people (including Elizabeth I) would use lavender to make a tisane or tea to relieve headaches? The tisane made from lavender has been approved in Germany for the treatment of insomnia and for restlessness. Lavender also has a calming effect, so if you also suffer from insomnia because of your whiplash injury, you could add it to a sleep pillow and try to get a better night’s sleep.
Both Elizabeth I and the herbalist John Gerard had lavender conserve with every meal, and of course you can add lavender flowers to your cooking; they go well with beef and you can make lavender biscuits and ice cream and so on. Gerard thought that lavender was a ‘comfort to the stomach,’ while the later herbalist Nicholas Culpeper mixed the flowers with a little cinnamon, asparagus root, horehound and fennel in attempts to cure epilepsy or ‘the falling sickness’ as it was then known.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you had to have medical treatment rather than relying on herbal remedies to cure an injury after having an accident that you can prove was not your fault, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. Call one of our freephone numbers now on 0800 689 0500 for calls from landline or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles.
Date Published: 21st July 2014