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Getting to “The Root” of Illness

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Lightner Museum Downton Abbey Costume Pieces

From October 4, 2017 to January 7, 2018,

The Lightner Museum will present an exquisite collection of 36 original costume pieces seen on the award-winning television series Downton Abbey®. On its final stop of a highly successful tour which began at the Biltmore Estate in February 2015, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times™ will be presented in the museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery.

It’s spring in Florida, pollen is flying, and allergies are at our doorstep.  For relief from congestion, we reach for over-the-counter remedies.  Did you know that many of these are rooted in the same medicinal herbs used at the Spanish Military Hospital between 1784 and 1821?  See if you can guess which ones in sniff tests during demonstrations inside the Spanish Military Hospital Museum Apothecary.

Here’s a hint: look no further than ingredient labels on popular supplements or on most sinus relief products.  Rose hips are a great source of vitamin C to help build our immune system, and Eucalyptus and Mint are great herbs to ease the ailments of allergies today.

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