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This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.


II. rn?e Kinds. There teems to be but one single kind hereof; and by reason of its growing Wild, it may be accounted one of the Wild kinds.

TIL The Description. It hat a Root consisting of several long branches, filled with many Thready firings, from zuhences rises up one or more feeble Stalks, which lye flat upon the Ground, it being but a small low Riant ; and from those Stalks come forth many weak and feeble Branches, upon which grow very small Leaves, almost round, yet a little Pointed, without Cut or Dent, in fhape not much unlike to Bafil, of a Greyifh Colour, fprinkled over with a certain kind of Dufty Me aliness, or like to very small White Sand: among which Leaves, here and there confufedly, are the Seeds dif pet fed, which can be likened to nothing but Dufi and Ajhes. The whole , Plant is of a mofi Loathfom Savor or Smell, not much differing from that of eld Rotten Lift), or something worfe. It perifhes in Winter, and rises yearly again from its own Sowing.

IV. The Places. It grows naturally upon Dunghills, and other the most filthy places that may be : sometimes it is found in places like Brick-kilns, and old Walls, and near the Emptying places of Ordure or Dung but the cleannels of the Ground may in some meafure alter its Smell, which, as some fancy, may be like old Rotten' Cheefe : but that which grows in its natural place, smells like abominable Stinking Fiih, whence came the name Ga-rofmos, as is before declared.

V. The Times. It is an Annual fpringing Plant, Flowers in June and July, and the Seed is ripe pre-fently after, at what time it perifhes, and riles a-gain ot its own Seed ·, so that if it is once gotten into a Ground, it is not easie to be deftroyed, or rooted out again.

VI. The Qualities. It is Cold and Moist in the first Degree ·, is Alterative, Cleanfing and Emollient ν and is chiefly Hysterick, or appropriated to the Womb. χ f

VII. The Specification. It is a pure Antihysterick,' curing Vapors, and fits of the Mother, arising from almost what Cause soever. &

VIII. The Preparations. You may have from it, 1. A Decoction. 2. A Juice. 3. An Essence. 4. A Syrup. 5. A Saline Tincture. 6. An Injection. 7. A Cataplasm. 8. An Ointment, or Balsam.

The Virtues.

IX. The Decoction. If made in Wine, and drunk from three ounces to six, it quells hot Vapors arising from the Stomach to the Head : if made in Water, it cools the Stomach and Womb, being inwardly taken, and outwardly injected with a Womb Syringe.

X. The Juice. It may be taken from j. ounce, to ij. ounces, or more :* It cleanles the Womb, if it is foul? and strengthens it exceedingly ; it provokes the Terms, repreires Vapors admirably, and cures Hysterick Fits : give it in a Glass of White Port and let the Patient smell to it.

XI. The Essence. It makes Barren Women Fruitful, provokes the Terms, if they be stopt ·, and stops them if they flow immoderately; it facilitates the Birth, and brings away the Alter-birth, or Dead Child : it is commended as an Univerfal Medicine for the Womb, both eafily, safely and speedi-ly curing any Disease thereof as Vapors arising from the foulness of the Womb, .or too great abundance of Seed, Fits of the Mother, and the like.. Dose from j. ounce to iij. ounces, in a Glass of Whire Wine,£>V.

XII. The Syrup. It has the Virtues of the Juice, and Essence^ but not full out so powerful as either of them, and therefore is to be given to more quea-fie Stomachs. It is also uied as a Vehicle to convey the Juice or Essence down in': ypu may make it with Sugar ·, but for cleansing the Womb, it is much better to be made with Honey. Dose iij. or iv. Spoonfuls.

XIII. The Saline Tincture. This is more powerful in cleaning the Womb, and reprefling Vapors, and Hysterick Fits, than either the Juice or Essence, and may be exhibited from j. dram to ij. drams, either in the Sryup, or White Port Wine. Mixt with equal parts of the Juice, it is good to smell to, in Vapors, and Mother Fits, for the ill Scent thereof, causes the Womb to fly from it, or 'precipitates the Vapors downwards: and being thus mixed with the Juice, it is good against the falling, down of the Womb, being cast in with a Womb Syringe; it also kills Worms which breed in the Sores or Ulcers of Horfes, or other CatteL

XIV. The Injeclion. It is made of the Juice mixed with equal parts of the Syrup, and Red Wine. It cleanses Ulcers of the Womb, is good against the Whites, strengthens the Matrix, and is helpful a-gainft its falling down.

XV. The Cataplasm. It is applied to the Share-Bone in Women, in a Procidentia Uteri >, and gives ease in the Gout, or other Pains arising from a hot Cause : applied to the Stomach, it represses Fits of the Mother.

XVI. The Balsam. It cures Ulcers in the Womb, and Privy Parts of Man or Woman, and is a singular thing to give ease in the Gout, being applied -9 as also to cool and diiTrpate Inflamations.

Chap. XXIX.

Of Sea Arach.

L "p tf£ Names. It is called in Greek, 'hrcjwt* Χ. Θλαλοη* : in Latin, Atriplex marina-, and by Lobel, Xerampel'm^; in English7 Sea Araeh Marfb Arach. IL The


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