Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Will Demonstrate 18th Century Use Of Unicorn Root, Dragon's Blood (PHOTOS)

01/27/2012 07:35 am ET | Updated Jan 27, 2012
  • The Huffington Post

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Fun fact: In colonial times, Unicorn Root was used to treat flatulence and to cure other stomach ailments.

Two upcoming "Wonders of Science" presentations will teach you all about 18th century uses of Unicorn Root, Dragon's Blood -- used as a varnish and as toothpaste -- and so much more.

Alexandria's Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will be hosting the demonstrations.

What makes this especially great, aside from the possibility of ridding the world of flatulence, is that the demonstrations are presented by McLean High School's historical reenactment society. Did you even know that McLean High School had a historical reenactment society?

"Wonders of Science" will be at the Apothecary Museum (105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria) on Feb. 4 and March 24.

RELATED VIDEO: A video about "Project Enlightenment," McLean High School's historical reenactment society.

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