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Honey-Suckle.

Botanical name:

Periclymenum.

A beautiful wild shrub. The trunk is seldom more than an inch thick; the branches are very long and slender, of a reddish colour, brittle, and all of the same bigness. The leaves stand in pairs, they are broad, short, blunt, of a dark dead green colour. The flowers grow in little clusters; they are long, slender, tubular, and very fragrant; the berries are red.

The fresh leaves of honey-suckle given in decoction, are good against obstructions of the liver and spleen; they work by urine, and they are also a good gargle for a sore throat.


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



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