Medicinal herbs are a force of nature created for all living beings

Stand at the centre bench, where the apothecary wrote and prepared medicines using the practical wooden removable support.

The three walls that surround you are those of an authentic 19th century pharmacy, rebuilt with pine furniture and furnishings.

Inside the cabinets, the medicines are carefully stored in medicine containers of the period: a chromatic succession of boxes, containers, ceramics and vessels. Above, hang an embalmed crocodile and a turtle’s carapace, which respectively symbolise plant fertility and the compassion of animals towards humans.

Two phrases placed up high bid farewell to the visitor, with clear intentions: an invitation to reflect on the future of man and the need for a commitment to research and study in the field of medical botany.