Medicine Sample

31.7.03.15

About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Sample
  • Culture
    Krios
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Sierra Leone
  • Date made
    1903 before
  • Materials
    Root
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of A. Ridyard, 1903
  • Collector
    Arnold Ridyard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Sierra Leone
  • Date collected
    1903 before
  • Measurements
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Roots ‘Egira’, ‘Bobashay’ and ‘Egboshie’ for yellow fever. Sierra Leone.
    Other West African names for the "Egboshie" root are “Yellow-Fever root”, “Egbessye or Egboshie”. Used to be called “Negro Peach”, it's scientific name - Sacocephalus esculentus. In Nigeria, the roots, leaves and stem of the plant in powdered form is used as a cure for malaria fevers (Iwalewa, et al. , 2007). This is because it contains an alkaloid strictosamine - http://www.cenresinpub.org/pub2/Antimicrobial%20Effect%20of%20Root%20Extracts%20of%20African%20Peach.pdf ]
  • Related people
    Arnold Ridyard (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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