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Roots of ginger (Zingiber officinale) and of dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris). Watercolour.

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22090i
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Dropwort roots were used to treat stones of the kidney and bladder and for epilepsy. They are still used locally for coughs, dropsy and intestinal worms

Ginger is used as a flavouring and to relieve stomach upsets

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1 painting : watercolour, with pencil

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Ginger Coirilloid Spiraea Filipendula Moniliform

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22090i

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  • Latin
  • English


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