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 Posted: Sun Apr 22nd, 2012 09:19 pm
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I'm writing a novel set in 1869, and have a wounded hero. As I understand it, basilicum powder was used to pack wounds in that time in an effort to avoid infection. I can't find any information for this use in Bing or Google. Is there somewhere else I can look, or can anyone here enlighten me.

I did find something to the effect that it has a a drying effect. Would that have been the reason for its use?

Any help gratefully appreciated.



 Posted: Sun Apr 22nd, 2012 09:36 pm
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Have you seen this?

http://jhs.pharm.or.jp/data/53(4)/53_500.pdf [url][/url]



 Posted: Sun Apr 22nd, 2012 09:58 pm
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No I hadn't. Thank you. I've downloaded it and it looks like just what I'm asking for.



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