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

Made:
1840-1920 in India
maker:
Unknown

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From left to right: A669220, Glass specimen jar, containing panicled acacia (accacia letheophlaea) pods from India,
Science Museum Group Collection
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From left to right: A669388, Glass specimen jar, containing Tanner's cassia seed pods (cassia auriculatae), India,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Glass specimen jar, containing panicled acacia (accacia letheophlaea) pods from India, 1840-1920

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).

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A669220
Materials:
glass, clear, lid, paper
type:
sample
taxonomy:
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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