Sciatica cress.

Botanical name: 

Plate 13. Iberis.

A PRETTY wild plant, but not frequent in all parts of the kingdom. It is a foot high. The stalk is round, firm, and upright; of a pale green colour. The leaves are small, longish, and of a pale green also; and the flowers stand at the tops of the branches, into which the stalk divides in its upper part; they are white and little. The leaves that grow immediately from the root, are four inches long; narrow and serrated about the edges, and of a deep green.

The leaves are used; they are recommended greatly in the sciatica or hip-gout; they are to be applied externally, and repeated as they grow dry. The best way is to beat them with a little lard. It is an approved remedy, and it is strange that it is not more in use.

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