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Doctrine of the Signatures, the theory of medicine that like cures like. 1,2,3,4,5: Various varieties of Amaranthus. 'Divers suppose the flowers of these plants doe helpe to stay the fluxe of blood in man or woman, because that other things are red or purple doe performe the same,'. 6-10 Everlasting flowers (Helichrysum and Gnaphalium which are dried for decoration, and put in drawers to discourage moth. Woodcut from 'Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris' by John Parkinson (London, 1629).

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Doctrine of the Signatures, the theory of medicine that like cures like.  1,2,3,4,5: Various varieties of Amaranthus. 'Divers suppose the flowers of these plants doe helpe to stay the fluxe of blood in man or woman, because that other things are red or purple doe performe the same,'. 6-10 Everlasting flowers (Helichrysum and Gnaphalium which are dried for decoration, and put in drawers to discourage moth.   Woodcut from 'Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris' by John Parkinson  (London, 1629).