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Maize (Zea mays )



Illustration of Maize 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 of the Caribbean. For example the juice from the young corn is said to dry up sores and is good for dropsy.

Creator: Rev John Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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