Check out these herbal remedy images:
Poison Garden at Blarney Castle
Image by Anosmia
The garden contains a collection of poisonous plants from all over the world including Wolfsbane, Mandrake, Ricin, Opium and Cannabis. Many of these are labelled with information about their toxicity and traditional and modern uses. A large number of plants that we now know to be toxic were once used widely as herbal remedies for all sorts of ailments.
Saw Plametto frond
Image by Peter L Barker
Common in SW Florida (and my garden!) the saw palmetto is the source of several herbal remedies including the much praised prostate calmative. This image is really a photogram — made on a scanner, They were often made by placing the item on printing paper and exposing it to a burst of light. A scanner makes a similar effect.
Dr. Kilmer’s Standard Herbal Remedies – Prompt Parilla Liver Pills are the best (back)
Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 10_03_001348b
Binder label: Medical
Title: Dr. Kilmer’s Standard Herbal Remedies – Prompt Parilla Liver Pills are the best (back)
Date issued: 1870-1900 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 8 x 14 cm.
Subject: Animals; Animals in human situations; Patent medicines
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Collection: 19th Century American Trade Cards
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: No known restrictions.