Gum ammoniacum

This gum is from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany collected by J R Jackson of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is hardened plant sap and is used in traditional medicine.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collector Excavator
Jackson, Mr John Reader (from the collection of)
Common Name
gum ammoniacum
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)

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APIACEAE: Dorema ammoniacum: gum ammoniacum