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De Materia Medica – The Longest-Lasting Natural History Book

By |2020-01-08T02:01:48+03:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

De materia medica is a pharmacopeia of medicinal plants and the medicines that can be obtained from them. The five-volume work was written between 50 and 70 CE by Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician in the Roman army. It was widely read for more than [...]

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): Ancient Medicinal Plant

By |2018-08-08T11:22:42+03:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Verbascum thapsus, the great mullein or common mullein, is a species of mullein native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia. It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m tall or more. Its small, yellow [...]