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‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall. How Did Herbalists Make Medicines?

‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall. How Did Herbalists Make Medicines?
Isabel del Rio
‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall. How Did Herbalists Make Medicines?

‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall

‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall. How Did Herbalists Make Medicines?

‘Outlander’ star Caitriona Balfe plays the role as Claire Randall. Claire is a clever independent nurse, trapped in a world that she didn’t know. For some magic reasons in relation with druids and Celtic traditions, Claire is living in the 18th century (1743) but she belongs to the 20th century and is confused. Anyway, she needs to adapt to the ‘outlanders’ of the Highlands (Scotland). How? Using her medicine.

‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall. How Did Herbalists Make Medicines?

‘Outlander’ Stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan

Today, inspirational quotes by Caitriona Balfe. ‘Outlander’ TV show rocks!

Caitriona Balfe loves Scotland: “The Scottish Highlands are incredible. There seems to be magic and poetry everywhere.”

She is absolutely surprised and happy with her fans: “I was at a restaurant in Glasgow, and I was walking down the stairs. A woman passed me and said, ‘Oh my God, what are you doing here?’ I didn’t know who she was, and I was like, ‘Sorry?’ She goes, ‘Oh no, sorry, I follow you on Twitter. I just didn’t expect to see you here.’

Specially, Balfe is fond of Glasgow: “Glasgow has truly become my home away from home.”

As in ‘Outlander’ TV show, one of her passion is old traditions and history: “I saw a documentary on the Naadam festival that happens in Mongolia during the summer. One of the features of it is a horse race across the plains that all the young men enter – some as young as 12 years old. It’s such a spectacular sight. It’s incredible to think that this is a tradition that has been going on for centuries.”

And she is studying the work of herbalists: “The herbalist I met a few times – it was great – she gave me literature about the different processes that an herbalist would do to make medicines from certain herbs and things.”

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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