Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Q "


Its ABC Wednesday again and we are at that difficult letter Q.
I thought a lot about what to post and finally remembered a shot I took at the Auburn Medical Museum last month.
Sorry to say I haven't any idea what this quaint vintage canister says but it does have the letter Q printed on it. Any ideas anyone?
The medical canister reads; Panax Quing.
Remember to go to Mrs. Nesbitts for other Q posts.
I am posting early since I will be out of town for several days. I will comment on yours when I return this weekend.
Enlarging the shot may help you figure out what the product is.
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33 comments:

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

hello PhoWa,

nice Q choice,neh no idea what is is you were asking, do you?

I have a Question too Quess...
Mine is here: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

happy ABC!

Happy

Life with Kaishon said...

Way to go getting your q done already. I am still trying to think of one! Oh dear!

babooshka said...

Very pretty and i Plumped for quaint too.

Hilary said...

Great shot.. so colourful. If you Google "Panax Quing" it seems to couple Panax with Ginseng.. so probably Ginseng root.

Leslie: said...

Lovely shot of a quaint container, but I'm sorry I can't help with the translation. Maybe it's in Latin.

ellen b said...

Beautiful canister! I googled it and it talked about herbal remedies for hot flashes at one site :0)

Rose said...

I have no idea what the label means, but I see Hilary said it might be ginseng. That's a plausible explanation, but what's that snake doing in the drawing?? Great post--I'll have to come back later to see if someone has positively identified it.

magiceye said...

quaint indeed!!

Reader Wil said...

I like this jar! Does it have something to do with quinine? Does it contain pills? Anyway good choice for Q !! Thanks for your visit!

Aileni said...

Thanks for finding the time to visit my site. You have a clever choice there.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Either quinine or quinces!

antigoni said...

An excellent choise for Q. I don't know the answer to your question.

Merisi said...

I don't have a Q! :-)
(Wait, what was the question again?)

naturglede said...

Greate choise for the Q. Q is not easy! Have a greate day:)

D Herrod said...

Cool idea.

Suburbia said...

Sorry no idea what it might be but it's a lovely container!

Laurie said...

Those are beautiful jars. NIcely done.

RuneE said...

From Wikipedia:

Panax vietnamensis (Panax vietnamensis, Vietnamese: Sâm Ngọc Linh) belongs to Araliaceae family is a a species of ginseng in Nam Trung Bo and Tay Nguyen regions of Vietnam, especially in Mount Ngọc Linh in Đăk Tô District, Kon Tum, a mount its name deprives and in Trà My District of Quảng Nam Province. Besides these regions, Panax vietnamensis can be found in Mount Ngọc Lum Heo in Phước Lộc Commune, Phước Sơn District and in the Mount Ngọc Am of Quảng Nam Province. Planted on a varieties of elevations of 1,200 m to 2,100 under the leaf conopy of jungles and wet lands along the springs.

nonizamboni said...

Interesting and mysterious post! And your camelias in last post were so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

sheoflittlebrain said...

I love old medicine containers! Thanks for showing us this Q..
And thanks to Runee for solving the mystery contents!

Gordon said...

A beautiful old container; a great find for q

joan said...

I have no idea what the Q stands for but the container is very cool.

kRiZ cPEc said...

how beautiful, I would like to lay my hands on one of these

Moi said...

looks like rune has your answer........a clever choice for q :)

Pretty Me!! said...

different choice !!

Bear Naked said...

I am QUITE late this week visiting your blog.
I was feeling QUEASY yesterday.


Bear((( )))

Shammickite said...

Quite Quaint and a Quality Query!

Beverly said...

Those jars are beautiful. They remind me of some that I saw in a drugstore in Haiti once. When the owner saw us eyeing them, we were told right up front that they were NOT for sale. They were very similar to these.

I googled those words too when I first read your post. I thought of quinine too, but what I read seemed to indicate something with ginseng.

CG said...

great q - clever sue

AVCR8TEUR said...

From a brief research on the internet, Panax is some sort of ginger root. Nice looking container and still in good condition.

Wanda said...

Q is a hard one, but you Quaint is perfect.

Faye Pekas said...

Don't jknow what it is but its pretty. Hope you have a good time while you are away.

tsduff said...

My brother had his truck stolen from the Auburn train station last weekend... a merry adventure all the way around as my Sweetie went to pick it up in San Francisco after it was found on the streets of that city... quite a lengthy retrieval. Excellent picture!