The Botanical Museum in Cluj-Napoca

The Botanical Museum in Cluj-Napoca, part of the ”Alexandru Borza” Botanical Garden, functions under the administration of the Babeș-Bolyai University. One the museum sections focuses on medicinal plants, presenting around 800 such plant parts, with their respective therapeutical indications. The museums includes both exotic and local plants and drugs, and even two lots of healing herbs employed by village healers (so-called ”wise women’s pharmacies). A number of extracts and preparations on display have been obtained in the second half of the 20th century from the education materials company run by Ludwig Wilhelm Schaufuss. The Botanical Museum is located in the building of the Botanical Institute, at the entrance of the Botanical Garden.