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Xanthoria parietina

From the 5th century onwards, many lichen species have been used in medicine. There was a widespread belief that plants had medicinal properties according to their characteristics and morphological similarities with certain human body parts. For example, Xanthoria parietina, due to its yellow-orange colour, was used as a remedy for liver complaints.

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