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Cotton (Gossypium purpurascens Poir)

Cotton plant


The cotton plant from the 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, the leaves from the cotton plant were steeped to make a tea for colds and fevers.

Creator: Rev John Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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