A long metal handle narrows into a thin shaft that ends with a spatula-shaped cutting blade.
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Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Used as an anti-inflammatory agent, eases stomach and throat pain, and helps with weight loss management. Has been in use for 4000+ years as food, medicine and in arts (used as glue by Ancient Eygptians). It comes from a liquid substance taken from the plant dissolved into water and forming a gum. Fibres in the gum lead to weight loss by making patients feel full. Used as flavouring, clouding agent and as a stabilizer in drinks.