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Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs, ca. 1800. Creator: Unknown

Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs, ca. 1800. Creator: Unknown
Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs, ca. 1800. Hanumans mighty tail carries his army

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Verbena or Vervain, 1947

Verbena or Vervain, 1947. Drought-resistant plant valued in butterfly gardening with longstanding use in herbalism and folk medicine, usually as an herbal tea

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Study Of A Burdock, c1810-14 or c1828. Creator: John Constable

Study Of A Burdock, c1810-14 or c1828. Creator: John Constable
Study Of A Burdock, c1810-14 or c1828. Constable rarely painted studies of individual plants, which makes this sketch of a humble burdock quite unusual

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Bharata Shoots at Hanuman as He Flies Over with the Medicinal Herbs (recto)... c1850

Bharata Shoots at Hanuman as He Flies Over with the Medicinal Herbs (recto)... c1850. Creator: Unknown
Bharata Shoots at Hanuman as He Flies Over with the Medicinal Herbs (recto), Hanuman Lands with the Medicinal Herbs (verso), Scenes from the Story of the Burning of Lanka

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles Ravana (right)

Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles Ravana (right)... 10th centur Creator: Unknown
Hanuman Carrying the Mountain of Medicinal Herbs (left); Rama Battles Ravana (right), Architectural Panel with Ramayana (Adventures of Rama) Scenes (image 1 of 6), 10th century

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Ashinaga Applying Moxa Treatment, Mid- to late 19th century. Creator: Hokkyo Sessai

Ashinaga Applying Moxa Treatment, Mid- to late 19th century. Creator: Hokkyo Sessai
Ashinaga Applying Moxa Treatment, Mid- to late 19th century

Background imageMedicinal Collection: The Quack Doctor, after 1763. Creator: Pietro Longhi

The Quack Doctor, after 1763. Creator: Pietro Longhi
The Quack Doctor, after 1763

Background imageMedicinal Collection: A Visit to the Doctor; A Doctor Examining Urine, 1660-1665. Creator: Gerrit Dou

A Visit to the Doctor; A Doctor Examining Urine, 1660-1665. Creator: Gerrit Dou
A Visit to the Doctor; A Doctor Examining Urine, 1660-1665

Background imageMedicinal Collection: A Cheyenne Peyote leader, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

A Cheyenne Peyote leader, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
A Cheyenne Peyote leader, c1927. Man, three-quarter length, seated, facing left

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Thorn Apple, Germander and Purple Toadflax, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler

Thorn Apple, Germander and Purple Toadflax, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler
I Datura Turcarum; II Polium folys & facie Lavendulae; III Linaria purpureo vislacea elatior; Besler was an apothecary in Nuremberg and was in charge of the gardens at the Prince Bishop near Eichstat;

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Theatrum Botanicum, the Theatre of Plants or An Universal and Compleat Herball. 1640

Theatrum Botanicum, the Theatre of Plants or An Universal and Compleat Herball. 1640. Creator: Unknown
Theatrum Botanicum, the Theatre of Plants or An Universal and Compleat Herball. 1640

Background imageMedicinal Collection: The Gatherer of Simples, c. 1880. Creator: George Fuller

The Gatherer of Simples, c. 1880. Creator: George Fuller
The Gatherer of Simples, c. 1880. Old woman gathering medicinal herbs

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Herbarius - Gart der gesuntheit - Hortus sanitatis, 1485. Creator: Hans Schonsperger

Herbarius - Gart der gesuntheit - Hortus sanitatis, 1485. Creator: Hans Schonsperger
Herbarius - Gart der gesuntheit - Hortus sanitatis, 1485

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Squawroot (Conopholis americana), 1919. Creator: Mary Vaux Walcott

Squawroot (Conopholis americana), 1919. Creator: Mary Vaux Walcott
Squawroot (Conopholis americana), 1919

Background imageMedicinal Collection: James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas, 1850-55. Creator: Peter Welling

James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas, 1850-55. Creator: Peter Welling
James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas, 1850-55

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hanuman Revives Rama and Lakshmana with Medicinal Herbs... Ramayana series, ca. 1790

Hanuman Revives Rama and Lakshmana with Medicinal Herbs... Ramayana series, ca. 1790
Hanuman Revives Rama and Lakshmana with Medicinal Herbs: Illustrated folio from a dispersed Ramayana series, ca. 1790

Background imageMedicinal Collection: The Bakers Cart, 1656. Creator: Jean Michelin

The Bakers Cart, 1656. Creator: Jean Michelin
The Bakers Cart, 1656

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Astruc, (1684-1766), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Astruc, (1684-1766), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Astruc, (1684-1766), 1830. Jean Astruc (1684-1766) Professor of medicine in Montpellier and Paris who wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Aesculapius, 1830. Creator: Unknown

Aesculapius, 1830. Creator: Unknown
Aesculapius, 1830. Aesculapius, hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. Son of Apollo. From " Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co. J

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Creator: Unknown

Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Creator: Unknown
Cinchona. The Caribbean Jesuits Bark, 1801. Cinchona, source of the anti-malarial remedy quinine, from Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by John Wilkes c1796-1828

Background imageMedicinal Collection: The Botanical Gardens, Chelsea, 1790, (c1876). Creator: Unknown

The Botanical Gardens, Chelsea, 1790, (c1876). Creator: Unknown
The Botanical Gardens, Chelsea, 1790, (c1876). Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries Garden in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to grow medicinal plants

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Teheran. Epicier Droguiste Sur La Place Royale, (Apothecary on the Royal Square), 1900

Teheran. Epicier Droguiste Sur La Place Royale, (Apothecary on the Royal Square), 1900. 1900. From " Autour du Monde - Fascicule VIII". [L. Boulanger, Paris, 1900 ]

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Foxglove, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Foxglove, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Foxglove, 1877. Foxglove, (Digitalis) - herbaceous shrub with medicinal uses, the entire plant is toxic. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F. Edward Hulme, F.L.S

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Dog-Rose, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Dog-Rose, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Dog-Rose, 1877. Dog-Rose, (Rosa canina), climbing, wild rose and deciduous shrub, high in certain antioxidants. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Yellow Horned Poppy, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Yellow Horned Poppy, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Yellow Horned Poppy, 1877. Yellow Horned Poppy, (Glaucium flavum) - summer flowering coastal plant, used medically. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Ground Ivy, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Ground Ivy, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Ground Ivy, 1877. Ground Ivy, (Glechoma hederacea) - aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper, considered invasive in North America, used in traditional medicine

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Toadflax, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Toadflax, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Toadflax, 1877. Toadflax, (Linaria vulgaris) - a perennial wildflower used in folk medicine. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F. Edward Hulme, F.L.S. F.S.A

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Comfrey, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Comfrey, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Comfrey, 1877. Comfrey, (Symphytum officinale), a perennial flowering plant used in traditional and herbal medicine. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hawthorn, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Hawthorn, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Hawthorn, 1877. Hawthorn, (Crataegus) a deciduous tree used in traditional and Chinese medicine. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F. Edward Hulme, F.L.S. F.S.A

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Germander Speedwell, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Germander Speedwell, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Germander Speedwell, 1877. Germander Speedwell, (Veronica chamaedrys) - a perennial flowering plant, used in traditional Austrian medicine

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Periwinkle, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Periwinkle, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Periwinkle, 1877. Periwinkle, (Vinca) - herbaceous trailing plant with medicinal qualities. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F. Edward Hulme, F.L.S. F.S.A

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Dead-Nettle - Red & White, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Dead-Nettle - Red & White, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Dead-Nettle - Red & White, 1877. Dead-Nettle, (Lamium purpureum) herbaceous plant used in biochemistry and white Dead-nettle, (Lamium album) also with chemical properties

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Scarlet Poppy, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Scarlet Poppy, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Scarlet Poppy, 1877. Scarlet Poppy, (Papaver). Ancient Egyptian doctors recommended eating poppy seeds to relieve pain as they contain small quantities of both morphine and codeine

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Burdock, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Burdock, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Burdock, 1877. Burdock, (Arctium) - biennial plant, the taproot can be harvested, used in traditional Chinese medicine. From " Familiar Wild Flowers", figured and described by F

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Cowslip, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Cowslip, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Cowslip, 1877. Cowslip, (Primula veris) - herbaceous perennial wildflower with chemical properties, recommended only for topical use

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Lesser Celandine, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Lesser Celandine, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Lesser Celandine, 1877. Lesser Celandine, (Ficaria verna) a perennial flowering plant with heart shaped leaves. Used as a herbal remedy, considered an invasive species and poisonous if ingested raw

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Primrose, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Primrose, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Primrose, 1877. Primrose, (Primula vulgaris), a perennial evergreen plant, both flowers and leaves are edible. Contains small amounts of saponins, and was given for colds

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Silver-Weed, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme

Silver-Weed, 1877. Creator: Frederick Edward Hulme
Silver-Weed, 1877. Silver-Weed, (Argentina anserina) - herbaceous perennial flowering plant with medicinal properties. It was also used to ward off witches and evil spirits

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hepatica nobilis, pub. 1836. Creator: Panacre Bessa (1772-1846)

Hepatica nobilis, pub. 1836. Creator: Panacre Bessa (1772-1846)
Hepatica nobilis, illustration from Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers: D apres les dessins de Bessa. Extraits de l Herbier de l amateur. pub. 1836 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Calendula officinalis (Pot Marigold), pub. 1836. Creator: Panacre Bessa (1772-1846)

Calendula officinalis (Pot Marigold), pub. 1836. Creator: Panacre Bessa (1772-1846)
Calendula officinalis (Pot Marigold), illustration from Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers: D apres les dessins de Bessa. Extraits de l Herbier de l amateur. pub

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Nerium Oleander, pub. 1836. Creator: Panacre Bessa (1772-1846)

Nerium Oleander, pub. 1836. Creator: Panacre Bessa (1772-1846)
Nerium Oleander, illustration from Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers: D apres les dessins de Bessa. Extraits de l Herbier de l amateur. pub. 1836 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Marsh Marigold, March Violet and Spring Gentian, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler

Marsh Marigold, March Violet and Spring Gentian, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler
I Caltha palustris flore multiplici; II Viola martia canina; III Gentianella minima verna flore coeruleo; Besler was an apothecary in Nuremberg

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hippoglossum, Cowslip and Sanicle / Snakeroot, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler

Hippoglossum, Cowslip and Sanicle / Snakeroot, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler
I Hippoglossum; II Primula veris anglicana flore pleno; III Sanicula montana altera; Besler was an apothecary in Nuremberg and was in charge of the gardens at the Prince Bishop near Eichstat;

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Snakes Head Fritillary, Wild Garlic and Tulip, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler

Snakes Head Fritillary, Wild Garlic and Tulip, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler
I Fritillaria iuncifolijs; II Allium ursinum; III Tulipa viridis coloris; Besler was an apothecary in Nuremberg and was in charge of the gardens at the Prince Bishop near Eichstat;

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Late Hyacinth and Star-Of-Bethlehem, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler (1561-1629), pub

Late Hyacinth and Star-Of-Bethlehem, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler (1561-1629), pub
I Hyacinthus Serotinus obsoleto colore; II Ornithogalum lactum maximum; III Ornithogalum Spicatum maximum; Besler was an apothecary in Nuremberg

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Creeping Bugle, Spring Vetch and Red Campion, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler

Creeping Bugle, Spring Vetch and Red Campion, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler
I Consolida media (Ajuga repens); II Orobus Pannonicus (Lathyrus vernus); III Lychnis Sylvestris (Silene dioica); Besler was an apothecary in Nuremberg

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Chili Pepper [Nightshade Family], from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler (1561-1629), pub

Chili Pepper [Nightshade Family], from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler (1561-1629), pub
I Piper Indicum rotun dum maximum; II Piper minimum Siliguis rotundis; Brought from the Americas by mid C16th but only then as an ornamental plan

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Fire Lily and Viola, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler (1561-1629), pub

Fire Lily and Viola, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basil Besler (1561-1629), pub
I Lilium cruentum flore pleno; One of the lilies which produces bulbils in its leaf axils, its a hybridized form from the original alpine wild flower; II Viola erecta flore coeruleo; III Viola erecta



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