[Sca-cooks] Drug trade was galingale/galanga/galangal

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Jan 11 09:03:00 PST 2007

While looking for more on galanga etc.
I came across this rather cool site.
‘Drug Trade: therapy, pharmacy and commerce in early-modern Europe’ was 
displayed at the Museum of the History of Science from 9 October 2004 
until 13 March 2005. The exhibition presented the Museum’s fine 
collection of early drug jars, or pharmacy jars, manufactured from the 
16th to the 18th century, together with printed herbals from the 
Library. Extracts from these herbals, and from other books of the 
period, were used to provide commentary on the original contents of the 
drug jars. The extracts tell us some of the medicinal uses for these 


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