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Coconut (Cocos nucifera)



Illustration of Coconut from Elegancies of Jamaica by Rev John Lindsay.
Many of the enslaved Africans had a knowledge of herbal medicine using African plants, and they found medicinal uses for the plants or the Caribbean. For example, water found in the green nut might have been used for rehydration especially after diarrhoea.

Creator: Rev John Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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