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10/14/2019 at 5:46:03 PM GMT
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Botanical Folk Medicines

By Gerard Cheshire, Research Associate at the University of Bristol--

"The translation of a Medieval manuscript page has revealed the record of a rare Mediterranean medicinal plant, from Iberia. The plant Atropa baetica, which is now endangered and included on the IUCN Red List, with fewer than 150 specimens remaining. 

The manuscript has 128 pages describing medicinal plants from the Mediterranean Basin and its environs, so it should be interesting to those studying botanical medicines of the region. This particular plant's toxins were used for cosmetics applications and as an abortifacient: to induce miscarriage as a form of contraception."

Access the translation and additional information by using this link



Last edited Monday, October 14, 2019

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