Päonie (Pfingstrose)

water-colour painting
by Albrecht Dürer
approx. 1500



Adamus Lonecerus (physician in Frankfurt in the mid 17th century) writes the following on the peony:

"The root, worn round the neck/
is good for the falling sickness.

Peony seeds (e.g. worn as a necklace) and peony leaves (as an infusion) were also used to prevent seizures.

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Museo alemán de epilepsia en Kork