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Asarabacca.

Botanical name:

Asarum.

A very little and low plant found wild in many parts of Europe, and common in our gardens. The roots creep about the surface of the ground, the leaves grow singly from them, and there is no stem or stalk. Each leaf has its separate foot stalk three or four inches long, and the leaf itself is roundish, of a dark green, and fleshy: the flowers small and of a dusky colour, and they stand near the ground.

The roots are the most valuable part; the juice of them may be given in small doses, or they may be dry and given in powder or infusion. It works very powerfully by urine, and is good in obstructions of the menses, and in jaundices and dropsies.


The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.



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