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Garden Profile: London's Chelsea Physic Garden

Sir Hans Sloane, the garden’s benefactor, surveys the history of medicine beds.
Photographs courtesy of the Trustees of the Chelsea Physic Garden Company
The herb and medicinal beds at the Chelsea Physic Garden are concentrated in one quadrant, to the right as you enter the garden from the Swan Walk gate.
Castor bean (Ricinus communis), which is used medicinally in the Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is featured in the Indian bed of the Garden of World Medicine.

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