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Dioscorides, Ancient Greek physician

Dioscorides, Ancient Greek physician

Pluto, ruling planet of Scorpio.  Pluto was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pluto represents a more positive concept of the god who presides over the afterlife

Pluto, ruling planet of Scorpio

While aiding conception is the mandrake’s best known use, it had several other uses. If the plant is given a coin, the next day it will return two coins, thus making the owner rich, though “you must not overwork [the mandrake], otherwise he will grow stale and might even die.” The berries of the plant were used as a soporific and narcotic; the ancient Greeks and the medieval Arabs used them as an anesthetic during surgery.

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Giovanni Boccaccio , Teseida. Date d'édition - 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit

Date d'édition - Type : manuscrit

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An ancient Greek herbal.

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"Ancient Greece" Special thanks to: Anna Mandreka / Athensfashionclub Fashion School Elia Kanaki / MY MAKEUP BOOK by Elia Kay Art Wear Dimitriadis / Passion Alley Studio Verve

Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), from Tacuinum Sanitatis, a 15th century manuscript | Ancienct Greek and Roman medicine

Mandrake

More details Illustration from the manuscript Tacuinum Sanitatis detailing the beneficial and harmful properties of Mandrakes. >Mandragora Tacuinum Sanitatis - Plant defense against herbivory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mandrake root ancient reference bookby Naples Dioscurides (early 7th-century Greek herbal )

Mandrakes, male and female, from the Neapolitanus Dioscurides manuscript, Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, early seventh century.

Mandrake Marina with Rhodian Deer Gates in Rhodes, Greece

Modern bronze deer statues in Mandraki harbor, where the Colossus of Rhodes may have stood.

Dioscorides

Ancient Ointments Thanks to the Romans

Ancient Roman healing and arthritis ointments

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