Coconuts and trees (Cocos nucifera), a cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum) and pinang tree (Areca catechu), in a tropical landscape. Line engraving after J. Nieuhoff.
- Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672.
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The coconut palm has many uses such as for its oil, timber, fibre and edible copra. In Java a decoction of the roots is used to treat dysintery, in India the leaf hairs are used to stop bleeding, in Ghana the bark is used as an antiseptic and in Mexico the "milk" is considered diuretic and is used to combat intestinal worms
1 print : line engraving ; platemark 28.5 x 36 cm
A young cocoa tree an old cocoa tree the pynang tree wild cinomon tree a cocoa tree a branch with cocoa nuts cocoa nuts
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