710 – Beans

Collection Number:
710
Object name:
Beans
Object type:
Object
Creator:
Unknown

Glass phial on wooden base containing 4 large black shriveled Tonka beans. Labelled: “No 15019 Rehm pag. 306: Tonkaboon: Magie: Bo.” (‘Tonka-bean, magic, bo.’) Labelled: “No 15019 Rehm pag. 306: Tonkaboon: Magie: Bo.” (‘Tonka-bean, magic, bo.’)

M. Frieve’s “A Modern Herbal” describes Tonka beans as “Aromatic, cardiac, tonic, narcotic.”