J Ethnopharmacol 2019 Jun 21;237:236-244. Epub 2019 Mar 21.
Biosystematics Group, Wageningen University and Research, Radix Building 107, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB, Wageningen, the Netherlands; Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA, Leiden, the Netherlands; Clusius Chair of History of Botany and Gardens, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA, Leiden, the Netherlands. Electronic address:
Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Around 1800, Amsterdam was a global trade hub for materia medica of Dutch, European and exotic origin. Contemporary knowledge on medicinal plants in academic circles has been well documented in local pharmacopoeia, illustrated herbals and catalogues of botanic gardens. Until the end of the ancient regime, physicians, surgeons and apothecaries were trained how to use plants in their specific guild or Collegium Medicum. Read More