Tradescantia Diuretica: Materia Medica

THIs herbaceous plant is pretty common in Brazil. Its ramose and cylindrical stems are erect or a little inclined ; the leaves are alternate, sheathed, somewhat lanceolate, and constituting at the extremity of the branches tufts whence arise long pedicles each of which carries from four to six flowers; perianth double, three-leaved, the outer one having sharp, herbaceous divisions, and the inner one being petaloid and blue-colored. more...

Solanum Tuberosum Grotans: Materia Medica

A description of the potato in a work destined for European pharmaceutists and physicians would be entirely useless; so well and so universally known is this plant in Europe. However, since our work will get into the hands of persons who are less familiar with the productions of the European continent, we deem it advisable to subjoin a drawing and a short description of this plant. more...
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