In 17th century Italy, doctors wore bird-like pointed masks, the beaks filled with herbs to protect them from miasma. It was believed that dried lavender, mint, camphor and salvia overpowered poison air thought to carry the plague. L’erbe re-imagines those bouquets, preserved as a ward against misfortune. Today, as then, these storied plants are revered as botanical guardians. To gather these herbs — the medicinal and the magical — is to align the soul with the earth.