Bottle of extract of nux vomica, London, England, 1794–1930

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Bottle of extract of nux vomica, London, England, 1794–1930. Nux vomica is a bitter-tasting drug extracted from the poisonous strychnine-containing seeds of a tree that is native to parts of Asia and Australia. Nux vomica translates from Latin as “vomiting nut” – it can be highly toxic and has long been used to make rat poisons. Anaesthetic. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: fuf4jjny.

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