Reference numberRBO/9/25
Alternative reference numberRBO.9.35
TitleExtract from the minutes of the Philosophical Society at Oxford February 8 1684 concerning Turkish Rusma and Alcanna
DescriptionRusma should be beaten to a powder, mixed with lime, put in a linen bag, infused in warm water for half an hour and can then be applied to the hair
Alcanna is a leaf of a plant which after steeping in wine can be used to paint nails red
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