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Changing format for a while. I'll be doing photo assignments from various places.

C is for Camera. And Caine. The idea, every day go shoot the day's letter of the alphabet. When I get to the end, I start all over again.

I'm already wondering how I'm going to carry this off in winter.

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H: Oil of Henbane | Horse Chestnut | Horsemint

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The Oil of Henbane and Horsemint from my collection. The horsemint is unopened and full; the henbane oil 3/4 full.

The Horse Chestnut was an incredible, happy discovery for me today. Hopefully, I'll be growing my own soon.

factotum says:

This should be posted in the Packaging group too! What would henbane oil and horsemint be used for?

27th Jul 2008, 13:43

Caine says:

Packaging group? I'll look for it when I'm more awake. :) I have a wide array of old pharmaceuticals - herbs, anaesthetics, oils, vitamins, homeopathics, etc.

The oil of henbane is from Fritzsche Brothers, Inc., out of New York. It was used as a sedative, hypnotic, calmative, sleep aid and antispasmodic. It was commonly used for epilepsy, nervous disorders and was a popular medicine for all forms of insanity, particularly mania, delusional disorders and nymphomania brought on by childbirth.

Horsemint had a high number of medicinal uses, but rather than quote 2 pages from one of my old herbals, this is one the side of the package: Properties - Stimulant, carminative and sudorific. Useful in flatulency, colic, nausea, vomiting, etc. Infusion 1 ounce in a pint of hot water, dose a wineglassful.

27th Jul 2008, 16:57

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