Sources: A selection of pages from "Medical Botany" (1836)

Dr. John Stephenson, Botanical Illustrator

James Morss Churchill, Botanical Illustrator

Images approximately the size shown above, 600-800 pixels, as shown above.

Excellent collection of artistically pleasing and colorful images of botanicals used in medicine for those who plan a medicinal or herb garden, and for healers. Great images for medicinal plant i.d. and scientific naming in plant listing on web and personal pages.
A good resource for gardeners,herbalists and students of holistic medicine, horticulturists, and landscape planners as a reference. A nice selection for use in creating a listing of medicinal plants with corresponding images. 


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This Illustration collection includes medicinal herbs also used in cooking, ornamental shrubs, trees and flowering plants, such as cinnamon bark, licorice, dill, caraway, horseradish, oregano, juniper, Christmas Rose. It's been my main resource for trying to learn the scientific names of common plants. I'll pass on growing the Poison Ivy and Deadly Nightshade plants, though....

Just a word to the wise novice gardener or holistic practitioner... Plants portrayed as used for medicinal purposes in the 19th century may have been found to be toxic or problemmatic health-wise over the years. 

Always research the common-day uses or abuses of plant medicines before growing, using or recommending any botanical for ingestion. Researching cautions and side effects is almost mandatory for your safety. Gardeners who are also pet owners should always be aware of toxicity of plants to pets who might ingest them. Self-dosing with botanicals is not wise, unless you're an expert. As a life-long gardener and practical student of herbalism, I know that home-grown medicines will have different concentrations of medicine in different parts of the plants, and crops from different seasons are almost definitely differing in strength. Fresh vs. dried use of plants is also a consideration in potency. Also consider modern-day medications not jiving when mixed with the herbal drug. Dosing amounts and potential side effects are best left to the opinions of researchers and experts. Many medical plants, like Chamomile and Valerian have been used safely for centuries. Just be smart, and research it before using.

The collection contains more of the most commonly known, ornamental, and popular garden and wild plants used in healing and cooking Almost all of these illustrations include the scientific botanical name of the plants on the artwork. I find these images much nicer and more colorful to look at than many centuries old botanical renditions

Perfect artistic resource for personal use, and for designing gardening, health-related web 
pages, traditional medicine resources, holistic study, and for research papers and 
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