Pharmacopoeia, 2002

Pharmacopoeia, 2002 - present

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Modern pharmacopoeia is the result of countless generations of accumulated knowledge. Ancient apothecary formulas were often well-guarded secrets and no doubt many early remedies have been forever lost. In various cultures throughout history, often only incantations or rituals were prescribed as treatments for physical, psychological, and spiritual ailments. Sometimes orations or tasks are needed in conjunction with potions to render them active. In all cultures, superstitions and taboos guide and limit the realm of medicine.

 

These remedies are recreations of actual cures from various cultures at various times throughout human history ranging from the fringes of early world history to present day America. Each relies to some extent on sympathetic and/or mimetic magic.

Walnut: Raw walnuts ,bottle, label, tape ​

Walnut: Raw walnuts ,bottle, label, tape

Pheistic: Mallow, wine, vinegar, bottle, label, tape

Pheistic: Mallow, wine, vinegar, bottle, label, tape

Bituren: Diatomaceous Earth, sulfate of copper, bottle, label, tape

Bituren: Diatomaceous Earth, sulfate of copper, bottle, label, tape

Botract: Carbonized cancerous human remains, holly seeds, magnetic ore, bottle, label, tape

Botract: Carbonized cancerous human remains, holly seeds, magnetic ore, bottle, label, tape

Liquidambar Styracifula: Gum maple sticks, bottle, label, tape

Liquidambar Styracifula: Gum maple sticks, bottle, label, tape

Infaturol A/B: Black tea, cloves, lemon leaves, mint, rosemary, bottle, label, tape

Infaturol A/B: Black tea, cloves, lemon leaves, mint, rosemary, bottle, label, tape

Lachryma Filia: Alchohol, distilled water, tears of a young girl (Jenkins)

Lachryma Filia: Alchohol, distilled water, tears of a young girl (Jenkins)

Mannatol: Post-Um, bottle, label, tape

Mannatol: Post-Um, bottle, label, tape

Bacteriostatic 0.5% Household Dust: Vacuum cleaner dust, water, bottle, label, tape

Bacteriostatic 0.5% Household Dust: Vacuum cleaner dust, water, bottle, label, tape

Ecatol: Colocynth, frankincense, sweet beer, bottle, label, tape

Ecatol: Colocynth, frankincense, sweet beer, bottle, label, tape

Hemostit: Brown paper, bottle, label, tape

Hemostit: Brown paper, bottle, label, tape

Lachryma Filia: Alchohol, distilled water, tears of a young girl (East)

Lachryma Filia: Alchohol, distilled water, tears of a young girl (East)

Vigomax: Grape Nuts, bottle, label, tape

Vigomax: Grape Nuts, bottle, label, tape

6D Bright Nails: 6 Bright nails, bottle, label, tape

6D Bright Nails: 6 Bright nails, bottle, label, tape

Succubin: Graveyard dirt, green paper, incantation, veratera root, bottle, label, tape

Succubin: Graveyard dirt, green paper, incantation, veratera root, bottle, label, tape

Paeonia Suffruticosa: Peony root, metal casing, polyvinyl bag, lable, tape

Paeonia Suffruticosa: Peony root, metal casing, polyvinyl bag, lable, tape

Supplocin: Monomorium Minimum, olive oil, bottle, lable, tape

Supplocin: Monomorium Minimum, olive oil, bottle, lable, tape

Vibrolife: Bay-berry root bark, bottle, brandy, cayenne, gum myrrh, label, lobelia, poplar bark, tape

Vibrolife: Bay-berry root bark, bottle, brandy, cayenne, gum myrrh, label, lobelia, poplar bark, tape

Ferromax: Iron flecks, olive oil, bottle, label, tape

Ferromax: Iron flecks, olive oil, bottle, label, tape

Iliad: Fourth book of Iliad by Homer, polyvinyl bag, label, tape

Iliad: Fourth book of Iliad by Homer, polyvinyl bag, label, tape

Verruphase: Great Northern Bean, bottle, label, tape

Verruphase: Great Northern Bean, bottle, label, tape

Mannatol: Post-Um, bottle, label, tape