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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.

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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Birch (emblem of authority in Roman times), Biting Persicar..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Ivy, Houndstongue (poisonous)This fascinating antique chrom..
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), Mugw..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Spurge Laurel (poisonous berries), Stonecrop (Wall Stonecro..
US$40.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Laurel (or Cherry Laurel), Lettuce (used in Roman times as ..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Alkanet (yields a bright red dye) Agrimony yellow dye)This ..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Succory (or Chicory), Tansy (culinary use)This fascinating ..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Rosemary (herb), Rue (was used medicinally in ancient times..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Burnet Saxifrage (young leaves are edible), Calamint (stron..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Columbine (mildly poisonous), Coriander(spice)This fascinat..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Blue-bottle (Cornflower), Bramble (can be made into wine)Th..
US$0.00
22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).Also shows Bittersweet (woody Nightshade), BuckbeanThis fascinating an..
US$0.00