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Peppermint, botanical vintage engraving
Peppermint or mentha piperita is a herbaceous perennial fast growing plant, the leaves are dark green with reddish veins, the flowers purple.Peppermint has a high menthol content and is used to flavoring tea, ice cream, confectionery, chewing gum and toothpaste. … Continued
European blueberry, botanical vintage engraving
European blueberry is a shrub with edible fruits of blue color used also in traditional medicine for circulatory problems, diabetes and as vision aids. Blueberry is used as food in pies,cakes,muffins,cookies,syrups and juices.
Rosa canina or dog rose, botanical vintage engraving
Dog rose or rosa canina is a deciduous rambling shrub with pale pink flowers and red fruits, high in antioxidants and vitamin C used in tea, marmalade and syrups.
Centaurium erythraea or common centaury, botanical vintage engraving
Centaurium erythraea or common centaury is a medical herb, the tea is used for gastric and liver diseases
Christmas night surprise: an unexpected visitor carries a present to a young woman.
Christmas Eve illustration: an unexpected Christmas gift. A visitor enters in the parlor carrying a present to a very surprised young woman
Botanical illustration: lime tree
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of tilia or Lime tree: large, deciduous tree, hermaphroditic flowers and dense heart shaped foliage. Cultivated as ornamental, for wood (guitar, carved figurine) and herbal medicine.For many centuries it was a precious source of … Continued