Specimen Jar of Wintergreen leaves

Made:
1891-1930
preparer:
Charles Buchet and Company

Specimen jar, with glass stopper, containing leaves of Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens L.), prepared in Paris, by Charle Buchet et Cie, jar English, 1891 to 1930, Gaultheria is native to north-eastern North America, used to make herbal tea; methyl salicylate is a natural product of wintergreen, used as a component in liniment or as a flavouring (for mouthwash, chewing gum etc)

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A667252
Materials:
complete, glass, wintergreen leaves
type:
specimen jar
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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