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Title: Mentha piperita. Pepper-mint
Description: The flower, leaves and stem of mentha piperita or peppermint. The accompanying text describes the plant, where it grows, and its properties. Its use in herbal medicine is also described: "Its stomachic, antispasmodic, and carminative qualities renders it useful in flatulent colics, hysterical affections, retchings, and other dyspeptic symptoms". The volume this is taken from deals with the materia medica, and contains similar information on many other plants used in medicine.
Categories: Therapeutics, Therapeutics/ Herbal therapy, Biological science, Biological science/ Botany  
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"Medical botany: containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants...vol. III", William Woodville (1793)

Date of original image publication: 01/01/1793
Colour: Colour
Subject headings: Biological science , Botany , Herbal therapy , Therapeutics
Rights : Copyright Discovery Library 2008
Publisher: Discovery Library