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Specimen jar of panicled acacia pods, India, 1840-1920

Science Museum, London

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The bark of the plant panicled acacia (shown on the far left) is used in Indian medical traditions to treat skin complaints. It also treats leprosy, fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea and dysentery. The pods or fruit of the plant are used for food. The specimen is shown here with other plants used in herbal medicine, cajanus bicolor seeds (A669371) and Tanner’s cassia seed pods (A669388). maker: Unknown maker Place made: India



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