Tanner's cassia seed pods, India, 1871-1920

Made:
1871-1920 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
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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 Tanner's cassia seed pods (cassia auriculatae), India, 1871-1920

The seeds of Tanner’s cassia (shown on the far left) are used in several medicinal preparations for dysentery, diarrhoea, diabetes and skin complaints. The seeds are also used as an aphrodisiac. All the plant parts including the roots, bark and flowers are used in medicines. Tanner’s cassia grows in central and south India.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A669388
Materials:
glass, clear, lid, paper
type:
sample
taxonomy:

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