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Musk mallow (Hibiscus abelmoschus moschatus)

Company School1770/1810

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter, United Kingdom

This beautiful Hibiscus-like herb is well
known in warm parts of India and China for its medicinal uses, and is related
to okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Seeds, roots and leaves are used
medicinally, both in Ayurvedic and herbal medicine. A sticky mixture of the
leaves and roots can be used for venereal diseases and an infusion of the seeds
has a calming effect.    
Drawings of Indian plants and trees later named at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

Details

  • Title: Musk mallow (Hibiscus abelmoschus moschatus)
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Date: 1770/1810
  • Physical Dimensions: w380 x h543 mm
  • Provenance: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter City Council.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Watercolour
  • Artist: Company School

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