This is a reproduction of an Apothecary Canister used to preserve medical herbs, specifically the "Adonis Vernalis" aka Pheasant's Eye which was used in the renaissance era as:
A heart medicine, after rheumatism or influenza, or Bright's disease, where the muscles of the heart are in stage of fatty degeneration, regulating the pulse and increasing the power of contractions of heart, with increased urinary secretions. Most valuable in cardiac dropsy. Low vitality, with weak heart and slow, weak pulse.
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