I consider nearly all our diseases to be produced from the following causes: – First, from bad air. Second, from impure water, and other poisonous drinks. Third, from diseased, poisonous and unwholesome food. Fourth, from attacks of animalculi and insects. Fifth, from narcotic, acrid and corrosive poisonous drugs.
~ ~ Charles Whitlaw
Source: A Treatise on the Causes and Effects of Inflammation, by Charles Whitlaw, Page 57
Hippocrates observes, “He that is ignorant of botany and the physical powers of plants, how can he understand the diseases of man? For out of them is the whole of the human body composed.”
Source: A Treatise on the Causes and Effects of Inflammation, by Charles Whitlaw, Page 25
Northern Highbush Blueberry
Species: V. corymbosum
Vaccinium corymbosum, L. 1753
Vaccinium corymbosum is a deciduous shrub growing 2 to 4 m tall and wide. The dark glossy green leaves are elliptical and up to 5 cm long. In autumn, the leaves turn to a brilliant red, orange, yellow, and/or purple. The flowers are long bell-shaped white to very light pink, and about 8 mm long. They need honey bees, bumble bees, or other wild bees to be effectively pollinated for the best fruit set. The fruit is a blue berry, 6 to 12 mm in diameter. Vaccinium corymbosum is found in wooded or open areas with moist acidic soils, from eastern Canada and United States to the southern United States.
Source: Wikipedia – Vaccinium corymbosum
Source: Missouri Botanical Garden – Vaccinium corymbosum
Source: Pollinators.ca – Bluberries
Source: British Columbia Agriculture – Highbush Bluberry Varieties
Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who formalised the modern system of naming organisms called binomial nomenclature.
Born: May 23, 1707, Sweden
Died: January 10, 1778, Sweden
Source: Wikipedia – Carl Linnaeus