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Benjamin Herbert Barton

Benjamin Barton published a work about British medicinal plants in the 1870s. By then, most people had forgotten how useful many plants were.
For example, Horton described how to use Foxglove flowers. This was well understood in the 16th century, then forgotten. Did you know we use foxgloves to treat heart conditions nowadays? The drug digitalis is derived from them.
It's interesting to find out about these plants from Barrton's fascinating chromolithographs.
Here are some for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques from 1877.

22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Chamomile (commonly used in medicine), Coltsfoot (leaves were used as tobacco) This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Peony, Pennyroyal (herb)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicinal pla..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Scurvy-grass (sometimes eaten as a salad), Sauce-alone (or Jack-by-the-hedge)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Wood Sorrell (leaves used in salads), Woodruff (medicinal use)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an acc..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Chervil (Beaked Parley), Horse-Chesnut (food for horses, deer and poultry)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Fetid Horehound, Horse-radish (condiment to roast beef for centuries)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Wormwood, Yarrow (or Milfoil)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicina..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Walnut, Water Dropwort (poisonous)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the med..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Vervain, Toadlfax (disagreeable odour)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Cuckow Flower (Lady's Smock), Elder (useful wood)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate descrip..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Onion, ParsleyThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicinal plants found ..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Watercress, Water DockThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicinal plant..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Comfrey, Caraway (spicy seeds)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicin..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Black Bryony, Butchers Broom (used by butchers to sweep their blocks)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Hedge Mustard (herb) , Hedge Nettle (dead Nettle)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate descrip..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Golden Rod (yields a yellow dye), Ground Ivy (was used to preserve malt liquors)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim ..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Cummin (Cumin - spice) Cleavers or GoosegrassThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate descriptio..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Daisy, DarnelThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicinal plants found i..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Liquorice (used since Roman times), Lily of the ValleyThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate de..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Bistort (roots have high proportions of tannin), BearsfootThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurat..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Pine, Plantain (sweet roots)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicinal..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Birch (emblem of authority in Roman times), Biting PersicariaThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accu..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Ivy, Houndstongue (poisonous)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of the medicina..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Mezereon (the berries were used as a rouge for women), MugwortThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an acc..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Spurge Laurel (poisonous berries), Stonecrop (Wall Stonecrop)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accu..
US$40.00
Adders Tongue, Aconite or Monkshood (highly poisonous)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Alkanet (yields a bright red dye) Agrimony yellow dye)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate de..
US$0.00
Beet (culinary use), Bindweed (was used as a an antiscorbutic)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Blue-bottle (Cornflower), Bramble (can be made into wine)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate..
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Brooklime (eaten in salads), Borage (herb)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Bittersweet (woody Nightshade), BuckbeanThis fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate description of t..
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Bugle, Bugloss (can be eaten like cabbage)
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Burnet Saxifrage (young leaves are edible), Calamint (strong sweet aroma)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to ..
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Clary (Meadow Sage), Meadow Saffron
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Columbine (mildly poisonous), Coriander(spice)This fascinating antique chromolithograph of plants used in medicine was made in 1877 and comes from a work about medicinal plants by Benjamin Barton and Thomas Castle. Their aim was to give an accurate descriptio..
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