Pepper plant, 13th-century herbal

Pepper plant, 13th-century herbal

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Caption: Pepper plant. Page from a 13th-century herbal with Latin text and an illustration of a pepper plant (Piper nigrum). This herb is used for culinary purposes, but the oil of this plant has also been used in herbal medicine. This page is from a collection of herbal manuscripts by several authors, produced in southern Italy (Salerno) between c.1280 and c.1310.

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