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Background imageMedicinal Collection: Crocus sativus, 1887

Crocus sativus, 1887
Crocus sativus or commonly known as saffron from Iridaceae family. Illustration from Kohlers Medicinal Plants, Kohler Med. Pfl. (i) t. 60, 1887

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Cinchona bark specimens

Cinchona bark specimens from the Economic Botany Collection, RBG Kew. Cinchona bark and its derived quinine alkaloids were the most effective treatment for malaria from the 17th century to the 1940s

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Papaver somniferum, opium poppy

Papaver somniferum, opium poppy
Watercolour of a red opium poppy, Papaver somniferum from Sebastian Schedels Calendarium (1610)

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Punica granatum, 1791

Punica granatum, 1791
Illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Ritter von Plenck, 1791. Illustration from volume 4, plate 376

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Alkekengi officinarum, 1854

Alkekengi officinarum, 1854
Illustration of Alkekengi officinarum, commonly known as Chinese lantern, physalis or bladder cherry from Flore des serres et des jardins de l Europe, 1854

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Allium schoenoprasum, 1788-1812

Allium schoenoprasum, 1788-1812
Illustration of Allium schoenoprasum, also known as chives, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1788-1812, volume 3, plate 257

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Allium ursinum, 1838

Allium ursinum, 1838
Illustration of Allium ursinum, also known as wild garlic or ransoms, from Flora Danica by Georg Christian Oeder and Frederik Michael Liebmann, volume 13, plate 757, 1838

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Allium tuberosum, 1875

Allium tuberosum, 1875
Illustration of Allium tuberosum, also known as garlic chives, from Flora de Filipinas by M. Blanco, 1875, plate 87, atlas 1

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Agastache foeniculum, 1829

Agastache foeniculum, 1829
Illustration of Agastache foeniculum, also known as anise hyssop, from Edwards's Botanical Register, edited by John Lindley, 1829

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Syzygium aromaticum, 1890

Syzygium aromaticum, 1890
Syzygium aromaticum from Kohler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erlauterndem Texte : Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, by Franz Eugen Kohler, 1890

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Tanacetum parthenium, 1890

Tanacetum parthenium, 1890
Tanacetum parthenium, commonly known as feverfew from Kohler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erlauterndem Texte : Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, 1890

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Acmella oleracea, 1821

Acmella oleracea, 1821
Illustration of Acmella oleracea, also known as electric daisy, from Flore medicale des Antilles by Theodore Descourtilz, 1821, vol 1, plate 52

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Achillea ageratum, 1800

Achillea ageratum, 1800
Illustration of Acillea ageratum, also known as English mace, from Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen by Zorn, 1800

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Glycyrrhiza glabra, 1832

Glycyrrhiza glabra, 1832
Illustration of Glycyrrhiza glabra, also known as liquorice, from Flore medicale by Francois Pierre Chaumeton, 1832

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Tamarindus indica, c.1825-1828

Tamarindus indica, c.1825-1828
Illustration of Tamarindus indica, also known as tamarind, from Kew Collection by Rungiah for Robert Wright, c.1825-1828

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Armoracia rusticana, 1822

Armoracia rusticana, 1822
Illutstration of Armoracia rusticana, also known as horseradish, from Flora Batava by Jan Kops, 1822

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Allium schoenoprasum, 1869

Allium schoenoprasum, 1869
Illstration of Allium schoenoprasum, also known as chives, from English Botany by James Sowerby, 1869

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Myristica fragrans, 1856

Myristica fragrans, 1856
Illustration of Myristica fragrans, also known as nutmeg or mace, from Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles Morren, 1856

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Citrus hystrix, 1819

Citrus hystrix, 1819
Illustration of Citrus hystrix, also known as makrut lime, from Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on Cultive en France en Pleine Terre by Duhamel du Monceau, 1819

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Pimenta dioica, 1827

Pimenta dioica, 1827
Illustration of Pimenta dioica, also known as allspice, from Flore Pittoresque et Medicale des Antilles by Michel Etienne Descourtilz, 1827

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Crocus sativus, c. 1828

Crocus sativus, c. 1828
Illustration of Crocus sativus, also known as saffron, from Kew Collection, possibly by Vishnupersaud for John Forbes Royle, c.1828

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Salvia officinalis, 1776

Salvia officinalis, 1776
Illustration of Salvia officinalis, also known as sage, from Flora Parisiensis by Pierre Bulliard, 1776

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Thymus vulgaris, 1800-1819

Thymus vulgaris, 1800-1819
Illustration of Thymus vulgaris, also known as thyme, from Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on Cultive en France en Pleine Terre by H. L. Duhamel du Monceau, 1800-1819

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Capsicum annuum Longum group, c. 1810

Capsicum annuum Longum group, c. 1810
Illustration of Capsicum annuum Longum group, also known as chilli or paprika, from Kew Collection for Adam Freer, c.1810

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Mentha spicata, 1830

Mentha spicata, 1830
Illustration f Mentha spicata, also known as mint, from Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde Gebrauchlichen Gewachse by F.G. Hayne, 1830

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Petroselinum crispum, 1765

Petroselinum crispum, 1765
Illustration of Petroselinum crispum, also known as parsley, from Herbarium Blackwellianum by Elizabeth Blackwell, 1765

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Rhus coriaria, 1773

Rhus coriaria, 1773
Illustration of Rhus coriaria, also known as sumac, from Herbarium Blackwellianum by Elizabeth Blackwell, 1773

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Lavandula dentata, 1798

Lavandula dentata, 1798
Illustration of Lavandula dentata. also known as fringed lavender or French lavender, from Curtis's Botanical Magazine by William Curtis, 1798

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Foeniculum vulgare, 1832

Foeniculum vulgare, 1832
Illustration of Foeniculum vulgare, also known as fennel, from Flora Indica by unknown Indian artist for William Roxburgh, 1832

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Matricaria chamomilla, 1866

Matricaria chamomilla, 1866
Illustration of Matricaria chamomilla, also known as wild chamomile or German chamomile, from English Botany by James Sowerby, 1866

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Xylopia aethiopica, 1581

Xylopia aethiopica, 1581
Illustration of Xylopia aethiopica, also known as Ethiopean pepper or grain of Selim, from Plantarum seu Stirpium Icones by Matthias de L'Obel, 1581

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Eryngium foetidum, 1725

Eryngium foetidum, 1725
Illustration of Eryngium foetidum, also known as fitweed or shado beni, from A voyage to the islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica by Hans Sloane, 1725

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Citrus hystrix, 1750

Citrus hystrix, 1750
Illustration of Citrus hystrix, also known as makrut lime or kaffir lime, from Herbarium Amboinense by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, 1750

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Illicium verum, 1815-20

Illicium verum, 1815-20
Illustration of Illicium verum, commonly known as star anise, from Flore Medicale Decrite by Francois Pierre Chaumeton, 1815-20

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Zingiber officinale, 1750

Zingiber officinale, 1750
Illustration of Zingiber officinale, also known as ginger, from Herbarium Amboinense by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, 1750

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Momordica charantia, 1854

Momordica charantia, 1854
Illustration of Momordica charantia, commonly known as bitter melon, bitter gourd or balsam pear, from Flore des serres et des jardins de l Europe, 1854

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Seed pods of Entada abyssinica, north of Banfora

Seed pods of Entada abyssinica, north of Banfora

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hands with Bixa orellana seeds

Hands with Bixa orellana seeds

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssopus officinalis var. roseus (Hyssop). Family: Lamiaceae

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882. The plants pictured are 8 -10 years old

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Digitalis

Digitalis, foxglove

Background imageMedicinal Collection: Thymus vulgaris, 1792

Thymus vulgaris, 1792
Illustration of Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, from Icones Plantarum Medicinal by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1932, volume 5, plate 489



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