Month: September 2014

Boxes and the Materia Medica

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Hello! My name is Jemma and I am the new placement student in the herbarium. I have had a fantastic and busy few weeks so far with Rachel and Lindsey. We have moved many, many, many boxes ready for the building work that is to happen in the herbarium. This has also meant that, for the time being, we have taken over archery with our herbarium sheets!

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I have also had a chance to research some of the items in my favourite room in the herbarium: the Materia Medica! Here are some of the weird and wonderful ones I’ve found.

rose petals
rosae gallica petala
colocynthidis pulpa
colocynthidis pulpa
belae fructus
belae fructus

lupulus

tung oil neatsfoot oil adeps lame hydrosus