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Smaller cow itch vine (Mucuna pruriens)

Smaller cow itch vine


Illustration of smaller cow itch vine 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 the leaves from a vine were steeped and taken for asthma.

Creator: Rev John Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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