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Medicinal plants
(3,044 words)

CH

Greek

Latin name

Main areas of use in antiquity

Modern medical

Identification

Common

Diosc.

Plin. HN

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(*2)

name

(*3)

(selection) (*4)

properties (*5)

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name

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1

87

smýrna

balsamum, myrrha

69 + 18 (ophthalmology , wound treatment)

?

Commiphora abyssinica Engl.

Myrrh

1,64

12,66-71

2

72

kýminon

cuminum

51 + 21 (stomach complaints , fever)

adstringent, peptogenic, emmenagogic, lactogenic, stomachic

Cuminum cyminum L.

Cumin

3,59

20,159-162

3

63

helléboros…

Cite this page
Touwaide, Alain (Madrid), “Medicinal plants”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12222440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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