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Herb Collection

Background imageHerb Collection: Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants
Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna); Thorn Apple (Datura Stramonium); Henbane (Hyoscyamus Niger); Mezereon (Daphne Mezereum); Fools Parsley (Aethusa Cynapium);

Background imageHerb Collection: Ocimum sanctum, holy basil

Ocimum sanctum, holy basil
An illustration of leaves and branches of holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known at Tulsi. By James Kerr (1738-1782). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageHerb Collection: Pistachio nut tree, Pistacia vera

Pistachio nut tree, Pistacia vera. Pistachiers. Handcoloured steel engraving from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageHerb Collection: Cornflower or bluet, Centaurea cyanus

Cornflower or bluet, Centaurea cyanus.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by French botanist Jean Baptiste Francois Pierre Bulliard from Herbier de la France, Paris, 1780

Background imageHerb Collection: Botanical Sketchbook -- Herb Robert

Botanical Sketchbook -- Herb Robert. Date: 1920s

Background imageHerb Collection: Advert / Masons Herb / Beer

Advert / Masons Herb / Beer
Masons Extract of Herbs for making sparkling and delicious herb beer

Background imageHerb Collection: Harmal or Syrian rue, Peganum harmala

Harmal or Syrian rue, Peganum harmala.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by French botanist Jean Baptiste Francois Pierre Bulliard from Herbier de la France, Paris, 1780

Background imageHerb Collection: Samoan Women - Making Kawa-Kawa

Samoan Women - Making Kawa-Kawa. Kawakawa is one of the most distinctive Pacific native plants. It was one of the most important healing herbs in Rongoa Maori (traditional Maori medicine)

Background imageHerb Collection: Jasmine, Jasminum officinale

Jasmine, Jasminum officinale.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by French botanist Jean Baptiste Francois Pierre Bulliard from Herbier de la France, Paris, 1780

Background imageHerb Collection: Crocus sativus, saffron

Crocus sativus, saffron
Plate 25 from Le Regne Vegetal. Vol 10 Flore Medicale Atlas 3 (1870). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageHerb Collection: Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, and carnation, Dianthus caryophyllus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageHerb Collection: Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii

Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii, and common bugloss, Anchusa officinalis. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageHerb Collection: Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet

Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageHerb Collection: Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany

Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany of Crete, Origanum dictamnus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageHerb Collection: Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens

Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHerb Collection: Wood avens, Geum urbanum

Wood avens, Geum urbanum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHerb Collection: Fumaria officinalis, fumitory

Fumaria officinalis, fumitory
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageHerb Collection: Herb Gathering 1797

Herb Gathering 1797
An English country woman gathering herbs

Background imageHerb Collection: Red mangrove, Rhozophora mangle

Red mangrove, Rhozophora mangle, Rizofora dei paduli. Mangle. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageHerb Collection: Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, and adderstongue

Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, and adderstongue
Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, male and female, and adderstongue, Ophioglossum vulgatum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageHerb Collection: Rue, Ruta graveolens

Rue, Ruta graveolens. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageHerb Collection: Apple of Sodom, Calotropis procera

Apple of Sodom, Calotropis procera
Apple of Sodom, kapok, mudar or madar, Calotropis procera. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageHerb Collection: Arnica or mountain tobacco, Arnica montana

Arnica or mountain tobacco, Arnica montana. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageHerb Collection: Yarrow or milfoil, Achillea millefolium

Yarrow or milfoil, Achillea millefolium. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageHerb Collection: Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There

Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There, words by Herb Magidson, music by Jimmy McHugh

Background imageHerb Collection: Advertisement Peerless Erasmic herb soap, available from high-class chemist and druggists

Advertisement Peerless Erasmic herb soap, available from high-class chemist and druggists. Date: 1893

Background imageHerb Collection: Peacock butterflies on Rose Bay Willow Herb Butterflies

Peacock butterflies on Rose Bay Willow Herb Butterflies
Peacock, butterflies, on, Rose, Bay, Willow, Herb, Butterflies, Watercolour, painting, David, Parry, 12022054

Background imageHerb Collection: The Tomb of Caecilia Metella. Appian Way, Rome

The Tomb of Caecilia Metella. Appian Way, Rome
Vintage 19th century photograph: The Tomb of Caecilia Metella (Italian: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella) is a mausoleum located just outside Rome at the three mile marker of the Via Appia

Background imageHerb Collection: Bread fruit plants, Ceylon Sri Lanka

Bread fruit plants, Ceylon Sri Lanka
Vintage 19th century photograph - bread fruit plants, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), by the Scowen studio, photo c.1880 s

Background imageHerb Collection: Evening primroses

Evening primroses
Evening primrose, Oenothera speciosa, Oenothera missouriensis. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne

Background imageHerb Collection: Chinese primrose, Primulidium sinense

Chinese primrose, Primulidium sinense (Primula sinensis, Primavera della China). Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageHerb Collection: Adenophora stenanthina

Adenophora stenanthina (Intermediate adenophora, Adenophora intermedia). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after Edwin Dalton Smith from John Lindley

Background imageHerb Collection: Herb Christopher or baneberries, Actaea spicata

Herb Christopher or baneberries, Actaea spicata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1801

Background imageHerb Collection: Black horehound, Ballota nigra

Black horehound, Ballota nigra. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1792

Background imageHerb Collection: Round-leaved wintergreen, Pyrola rotundifolia

Round-leaved wintergreen, Pyrola rotundifolia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Dyers lichen or orchall, Roccella tinctoria

Dyers lichen or orchall, Roccella tinctoria (Lichen roccella). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Red hemp-nettle, Galeopsis tetrahit

Red hemp-nettle, Galeopsis tetrahit. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Great water-parsnip, Sium latifolium

Great water-parsnip, Sium latifolium
Great water-parsnip or broad-leaved water parsnep, Sium latifolium. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Wild licorice, Astragalus glycyphyllos

Wild licorice, Astragalus glycyphyllos (Sweet milk-vetch or wild liquorice, Astragalus glyciphyllos). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Violet horned poppy, Roemeria hybrida

Violet horned poppy, Roemeria hybrida (Chelidonium hybridum). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: White lace flower, Orlaya grandiflora

White lace flower, Orlaya grandiflora (Small caucalis or bastard parsley, Caucalis daucoides). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Hawkweed ox-tongue, Picris hieracioides

Hawkweed ox-tongue, Picris hieracioides. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Yellow wall lichen, Lichen parietinus

Yellow wall lichen, Lichen parietinus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Zigzag clover or trefoil, Trifolium medium

Zigzag clover or trefoil, Trifolium medium. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: White dog-rose, Rosa arvensis

White dog-rose, Rosa arvensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Burnet rose, Rosa spinosissima

Burnet rose, Rosa spinosissima. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Branched broomrape, Orobanche ramosa

Branched broomrape, Orobanche ramosa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageHerb Collection: Common vipers bugloss, Echium vulgare

Common vipers bugloss, Echium vulgare. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794



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