What were medicines of Queen Elizabeth's time?

The best medicines that all people could take were herbal and had been passed down over the centuries from earliest times.In the 7th century monks in Enlish monasteries were already studying the good effects of various flowers, plants, bark, roots and leaves.

Many of these old remedies are still in use today or synthesised versions based on their vital essences are used. (Lime leaves contain a substance used in aspirin)