Jardins Botaniques du Grand Nancy et de l'Université de Lorraine

The medicinal plant collection

medicinal plant collection


Designed in the early 80s in the form of a painter’s palette, inspired by Paul Klee and Mondrian, the medicinal collection was redesigned in 2007, based on the thesis work done by a pharmacy student.

The plants are classified according to an activity-toxicity gradient. Toxic plants, plants that provide therapeutic molecules and plants used in herbal medicine are presented from left to right.

In the section dedicated to toxic plants, morphologically similar plants are presented side by side to highlight their differences. We need to be particularly careful to correctly identify plants to avoid confusing a toxic plant with a non-toxic plant.