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


ιΦgreenerefted with greenish lines-, which cut Joan cu they begin to be ripe, are so impatient, that they wi!l by no means be touched, but presently the Seed wilt fly out of them into your face ) from whence came the name herba impatiens) and for which reason Lobel, and others have called it, Noli me tangere)

V. The Places. The first of these is only Nurs'd up with us in Gardens. The latter grows in shady Woods in France, Germany and Italy. It has also been found in shady Woods side, and shady sides of Mountains, and their Values in Wales in Shrop-shire at Mar ing ton ·, on the Banks of the River Kemlet, and at Guerudee in the Pariih of Cf)erftock, half a mile from the laid River, in the Highway among grear Alder-trees : but it will grow and a-bide in our Gardens very well, and every year fow it fell* being let in a shady place.

VI. The Times. The first: of these ( as also the former Male kind) must be sown in the beginning of April, and in a hot bed of Horie-dung, as you do Musk-Melons, Cucumbers, and such like cold Fruits : then they must be replanted abroad from the said beds, into a hot, moift, and fertile place, at such time as they have gotten three Leaves a piece. They flower in July and August, and their fruit comes to the greatest perfection our Country will give it in September following. The Noli me tangere flowers in its natural place, about the middle or end of August, and presently after Seeds ; but that which grows with us in Gardens flowers in June or July.

VII. The Qualities. The first of these is cold in i° and dry in 2° ·, Cephalick, Neurotick, Vulnerary, and Alterative. The Noli me tangere, is hot and dry in the third degree ·, Nephretick, Diuretick and Emetick.

VIII. The Specification. The latter Specifically provokes Urine, even unto a wonder, as Gefner tefti-

iies.

IX. The Preparations. They may be the lame with those of the Male kind, as,. i. Pouder. 2. Decoction. 3. Inspissate Juice. 4. Spiritous Tincture. 5. Oleaginous Tincture. 6. Oil by Infusion. 7. A Balsam. From the Noli me tangere, there is, 1. A Pouder of the Herb. 1. An Inspissate Juice. . 2. A DistilledWater. . 1M J

The Virtues.

X. Tie Pouder. It dries up green Wounds, consolidates, and heals rhcm.

XI. The Decoction. It cleanses old Ulcers, and rotten Sores, and disposes Fistula's ( being injected into them) to a healing.

XII. The Inspissate Juice. Being reduced into a pouder, and ftrewed upon a green wound, it presently conglutinates it, and heals it.

XIII. The Spjritous Tincture. It is helpful to a Gangiene in beginning, and by its gentle ftyptick quality, restores and Conserves the heat or the

XIV. The Oleaginous Tincture. It has the lame Virtues with the Spiritous Tincture, but much more powerful- bathed upon the Nerves, it comforts and strengthens them, helps Cramps, and eases A-

ShKws' lS g°0d 3Sa™Pun6mies of the

XV. The Oil by lnfufton, heals Wounds, abates Lnflamations, and cures fiery Puftules of tbe'sST

XVII. The Pouder of Noli mc tangere. It is

Emetick, and sometimes Cathartick, working (as some Authors say ) strongly; for which reason Dodoneus says, it has a pernicious faculty, and is deleterious : yet'it may be given from a scruple to half a dram in some convenient Vehicle, in ltrong Bodies.

XVIII. The Inspissate Juice. It is Emetick like Cambogia, and sometimes it works downwards like Scammony, but its operations are not altogether fb certain. It may be given from ten grains to a scruple, made up into a Bolus, and ib fwallowed.

XIX. The Distilled Water. It is of mighty power to provoke Urine; and if largely drunk, it is said to induce a Diabetes and some magnifie it, as to expel the Stone in the Reins : but without doubt it powerfully cleanses the Reins and Urinary palTa-ges, expelling Sand, Gravel, Slime, and other things which obstruct the Paflages of the Urine.

Chap. LIII. Bawm Garden and Bastard.

I. THE Names. It is called in Arabick, Beds-rengie, Bedarungi, Cederertzegum, Turun-gen, Marmacor : in Greek, Mtxsaipvxxw, μ·λ4>paaot, μνάτι&α, id eft, Apiaftrum, Cf ύμίκιτί**. Apes de-letlentur, Diofcor. lib. 3. cap.jd. Pliny lib. 21. cap. 20. Melyfophyllon Cf Meltttk : in Latin, Melissa. ab Apibus qua etiam hsum dicuntur: and in English, Bawm.

J&awm.

IL TheKinds. Thete areSix several kinds of Bawm of which Authors treat: viz. Melissa hortensis the Garden Bawm called by Anguillara, Brunsfelftus, Cefalpinus ma Gerard, Melissa: by Tragus, Melissa domefhea by Gefner in hart. Caftellus, Lugdunenfis ^rTfe/^^^, MelissophyllHM : by Fuchsius, Melyffoohyllujnvulgare: by Mauhiolusfordus, Lacuna, Lobel, Apiaftrum : by Parkinson, Melissa vul* garts odore Citn: and fey Gefner, Qtrago. 2. Melissa


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