Wood fern (Dryopteris sp.), illustration

Wood fern (Dryopteris sp.), illustration

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Caption: Wood fern. 16th century Italian illustration of a wood fern (Dryopteris sp.), by Gherardo Cibo, 1568. Wood fern is used medicinally to treat worm infections. This plate is taken from Discorsi on Dioscorides' De Materia Medica by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, a work of herbal medicine first published in Italy in 1554. Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501-1577) was an Italian doctor and naturalist who wrote commentaries on De Materia Medica , an encyclopaedia of herbal medicine by the first century Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides.

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