The New Kosmos Guide of Medicinal Plants (written in German)

by Ingrid und Peter Schoenfelder

This site contains pictures of the Guide of Medicinal Plants edited by Ingrid und Peter Schoenfelder. There are shown as well picutures of the medicinal plants and of the dried parts of the plants used in medicine (drugs).

Content of the book is a scientific description of most important medicinal and poisonous plants native to Europe or cultivated in Europe. Total number of pictures of plants and drugs shown in the book is more than 700 and 150, respectively. On the basis of the description and of the photographs unambigous identification of each plant will be possible. Additionally there is given detailed information about active compounds, pharmacological activity and use of each drug and about common prepared Medicines (446 pages, 854 colored photographs, 103 drawings, Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-440-07819-1, Euro 24,90).

Acces to images is possible on the basis of a list of scientific names of plants and drugs. An index of English plant names is available on DVD-ROM. In addition to the images of the Kosmos Guide the CD-ROM contains each image of the Plant Image Gallery of Th.Schoepke (total number of images more than 4500). Price of DVD-ROM is USD 30,-- + USD 5,-- (Europe) or USD 10,-- (international) for shipping by registered airmail letter. To order send an e-mail to

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Aconitum napellus (Ranunculaceae; flowering plant) * Adonis vernalis (Ranunculaceae; flowering plant) * Agrostemma githago (Caryophyllaceae; flower) * Allium sativum (Alliaceae / Liliaceae s. l.; flowering plant) * Allium sativum (Alliaceae / Liliaceae s. l.; bulbs) * Allium ursinum (Alliaceae / Liliaceae s. l.; flowering plant) * Ammi visnaga (Apiaceae; flowering plant) * Ammi visnaga (Apiaceae; drug/Ammeos visnagae fructus) * Angelica archangelica (Apiaceae; flowering plant) * Angelica archangelica (Apiaceae; drug/Angelicae radix) * Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Ericaceae; fruiting plant) * Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Ericaceae; flowering plant) * Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Ericaceae; drug/Uvae-ursi folium) * Aristolochia clematitis (Aristolochiaceae; flowering plant) * Arnica chamissonis (Asteraceae / Compositae; flowering plant) * Arnica montana (Asteraceae / Compositae; flowering plant) * Arnica sp. (Asteraceae / Compositae; drug/Arnicae flos) * Asarum europaeum (Aristolochiaceae; flowering plant) * Atropa belladonna (Solanaceae; flowering plant) * Atropa belladonna (Solanaceae; flowers) * Atropa belladonna (Solanaceae; fruits) * Berberis vulgaris (Berberidaceae; flowering plant) * Berberis vulgaris (Berberidaceae; fruiting plant) * Betula pendula (Betulaceae; flowering plant) * Betula pubescens (Betulaceae; flowering plant) * Betula sp. (Betulaceae; drug/Betulae folium) * Calendula officinalis (Asteraceae / Compositae; flowering plant) * Calendula officinalis (Asteraceae / Compositae; drug/Calendulae flos) * Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae; flowering plant) * Carum carvi (Apiaceae; flowering plant) * Carum carvi (Apiaceae; fruiting plant) * Carum carvi (Apiaceae; drug/Carvi fructus) * Cetraria islandica (Parmeliaceae; Lichen) * Cetraria islandica (Parmeliaceae; drug/Lichen islandicus) * Coriandrum sativum (Apiaceae; flowering and fruiting plant) * Coriandrum sativum (Apiaceae; drug/Coriandri fructus) * Crataegus azarolus (Rosaceae; flowering twig) * Cynara scolymus (Asteraceae / Compositae; culture) * Cynara scolymus (Asteraceae / Compositae; flower head) * Digitalis lanata (Scrophulariaceae; flowers) * Digitalis purpurea (Scrophulariaceae; flowering plant) * Digitalis purpurea (Scrophulariaceae; flowers) * Ephedra distachya (Ephedraceae; fruiting plant) * Equisetum arvense (Equisetaceae; sporophyt) * Equisetum arvense (Equisetaceae; plant) * Equisetum arvense (Equisetaceae; drug/Equiseti herba) * Fagopyrum esculentum (Polygonaceae; culture) * Fagopyrum esculentum (Polygonaceae; flowering plant) * Ficus carica (Moraceae; fruiting twig) * Foeniculum vulgare (Apiaceae; flowering plant) * Foeniculum vulgare (Apiaceae; drug/Foeniculi amari fructus) * Fumaria officinalis (Papaveraceae; flowering plant) * Fumaria officinalis (Papaveraceae; drug/Fumariae herba) * Gentiana lutea (Gentianaceae; flowering plant) * Gentiana lutea (Gentianaceae; flowers) * Gentiana lutea (Gentianaceae; drug/Gentianae radix) * Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae; fruiting twig) * Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae; drug/Ginkgo folium) * Gypsophila paniculata (Caryophyllaceae; flowering plant) * Helichrysum arenarium (Asteraceae / Compositae; flowering plant) * Helichrysum arenarium (Asteraceae / Compositae; drug/Helichrysi flos) * Herniaria glabra (Caryophyllaceae; flowering plant) * Herniaria hirsuta (Caryophyllaceae; flowering plant) * Herniaria sp. (Caryophyllaceae; Herniariae herba) * Humulus lupulus (Cannabaceae; culture) * Humulus lupulus (Cannabaceae; male flowers) * Humulus lupulus (Cannabaceae; cones) * Humulus lupulus (Cannabaceae; drug/Lupuli flos) * Hypericum perforatum (Hypericaceae; flowering plant) * Hypericum perforatum (Hypericaceae; drug/Hyperici herba) * Laurus nobilis (Lauraceae; flowering twig) * Laurus nobilis (Lauraceae; drug/Lauri fructus) * Levisticum officinale (Apiaceae; flowering plant) * Levisticum officinale (Apiaceae; drug/Levistici radix) * Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae / Compositae; flowering plant) * Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae / Compositae; drug/Matricariae flos) * Mentha  piperita (Lamiaceae / Labiatae; flowering plant) * Mentha  piperita (Lamiaceae / Labiatae; drug/Menthae piperitae folium) * Ononis spinosa (Fabaceae / Papilionaceae; flowering plant) * Ononis spinosa (Fabaceae / Papilionaceae; drug/Ononidis radix) * Papaver somniferum (Papaveraceae; fruit) * Papaver somniferum (Papaveraceae; flowering plant) * Pimpinella anisum (Apiaceae; flowering plant) * Pimpinella anisum (Apiaceae; drug/Anisi fructus) * Pinus mugo (Pinaceae; plant) * Pinus mugo (Pinaceae; flowering twig) * Pinus sylvestris (Pinaceae; young twig) * Pinus sylvestris (Pinaceae; flowering twig) * Populus canadensis (Salicaceae; male flowering twig) * Populus canadensis (Salicaceae; leaves) * Primula elatior (Primulaceae; flowering plant) * Primula veris (Primulaceae; flowering plant) * Primula sp. (Primulaceae; drug/Pimulae flos) * Primula sp. (Primulaceae; drug/Primulae radix) * Quercus petraea (Fagaceae; fruiting twig) * Quercus robur (Fagaceae; male flowering twig) * Quercus robur (Fagaceae; fruiting twig) * Quercus sp. (Fagaceae; drug/Quercus cortex) * Rheum palmatum (Polygonaceae; flowering plant) * Rheum sp. (Polygonaceae; drug/Rhei radix) * Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae; flowering plant) * Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae; semen) * Rosmarinus officinalis (Lamiaceae / Labiatae; flowering plant) * Rosmarinus officinalis (Lamiaceae / Labiatae; drug/Rosmarini folium) * Salvia officinalis (Lamiaceae / Labiatae; flowering twig) * Salvia officinalis (Lamiaceae / Labiatae; drug/Salviae officinalis folium) * Sambucus nigra (Caprifoliaceae; flowering twig) * Sambucus nigra (Caprifoliaceae; fruiting twig) * Sambucus nigra (Caprifoliaceae; drug/Sambuci flos) * Silybum marianum (Asteraceae / Compositae; flower head) * Silybum marianum (Asteraceae / Compositae; drug/Cardui mariae fructus) * Tilia cordata (Tiliaceae; flowering twigs) * Tilia sp. (Tiliaceae; drug/Tiliae flos) * Urtica dioica (Urticaceae; male flowering plant) * Urtica urens (Urticaceae; flowering plant) * Urtica sp. (Urticaceae; drug/Urticae folium) * Urtica sp. (Urticaceae; drug/Urticae radix) * Vaccinium myrtillus (Ericaceae; flowering plant) * Vaccinium myrtillus (Ericaceae; fruiting plant) *  Vaccinium myrtillus (Ericaceae; drug/Myrtilli fructus) * Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Ericaceae; flowering and fruiting plant) * Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Ericaceae; fruiting plant) * Vitex agnus-castus (Verbenaceae; flowering twig) *

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