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Stinking Mayweed.

Botanical name:

Cotula foetida.

A common wild plant in corn fields, and waste grounds, with finely divided leaves and white flowers like daizies. The stalk is round and striated. The herb grows a foot high. like those of camomile, only of a blacker green, and larger. The flowers stand ten or a dozen near one another, at the tops of the branches; but they grow separate, not in a cluster. The whole plant has a strong smell.

The infusion of the fresh plant is good in all hysteric complaints, and it promotes the menses. The herb boiled soft, is an excellent pultice for the piles.


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



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