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Hop Plant.

Botanical name:

Lupulus.

A climbing plant, with very long stalks, common in our hedges, and cultivated also in many places. The stalks are roundish, rough to the touch, and of a purplish colour often, sometimes only green. The leaves are very large, of a roundish figure, deeply indented, of a dark green colour, and very rough also to the touch. The fruit is sufficiently known.

A decoction of fresh gathered hops is good against the jaundice; and the powder of hops dried in an oven has been often known to cure agues, but upon this there is no absolute dependance.


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



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