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


Chap. LXI. Beets Red.

ι^Ηί: Names. This Plant is called by the X Greeks, Ttffy*of ietb&v-. by the Laitries, Beta rubra, and Beta nigra: and by us in Englifi, The Red Beet.

II. The Kinds. It is the third Species of the Generick Kind, as is before declared.

III. The Description. This Kind differs nothing from the former "White Beet, but only that it is notfο great, and that both the Roots and Leaves are somewhat red: the Root is red,fpongy, and not used to be eaten. The Leaves are in some more red than in others, which have but red Veins or Streaks in them ·, in some of a fresh red, in others of a very dark red, flreaked here and there confufedly. The Flowers tnd Seed differ little or nothing from the former.

IV. The Places. It grows where the former grows, and with us are only brought up in Gardens.

V. Toe Times. They are Sowed in the Spring: endure all Summer, and sometimes all Winter, flower in July, and the Seed is Ripe in August.

V I. The Qualities. It is temperate as to heat and cold >, and dry in the first, some think in the second Degree. It is Abfterfive, astringent, and Vulnerary: Cephalick, Splenetick, Nephritick, Hysterick and Arthritick, Alterative, and Analeptick.

VII. I be Specification. It is a peculiar thing for Hopping the Blood in any kind of Hemorrhage.

V HI, The Preparations. They are the same with the former, as, I. A Liquid Juice. 2. An Inspissate Juice. 3. An Essence. 4. A DecoUion. 5. An Errhine. 6. A Cataplasm.

The Virtues.

IX. All these Preparations have the same Virtues with the former, and may be given in the same manner and Dofe. But this difference is obierved, that these are more astringent or Binding and therefore, both the Liquid and Solid Juices, the Essence and Decoction, all very effectually stop the overflowing of the Terms in Women, and stop other Fluxes of Blood: and are more effectual for curing any Ulcer, or running Sore, and to dry up and remove moist and running Scabs, and other like de-fcedations of the Skin. They are good against the Bloody Flux, and other Fluxes of the Bowels, stop the Whites in Women, and help the Yellow Jaundice, and this more especially if daily given for some time mixed with a lmall quantity of the TincFure of Mars.

Chap. LXII. Beets Roman.

l.*~T*HE Names. This Plant is called in Greek, Χ τιντλο*(*μ<ύχ.ο,: In Latin, Beta Romano, Romano rubra, Rapofa, Beta rubra radice Rap£, radice rubra craffa-, and in English, Roman Beet, Red Beet, and Carrot Beet.

II. The Kind. It is our Fourth Species of Beets, and a singular Kind.

III. The Descriptions. It has a Root red as Blood, and as long and as big as the greatest Carrot, t;.fry red both within and without,very sweet and good, and fit to be eaten (which none of the former are) and sometimes the Root is Jhort like a Turnep, whence it took the Name Rapa and Rapofa : From this Root springs up a Stalk, higher than our Common Red Beet, which in its make and form of the Leaves, and proportion, differs little or nothing from the former, but only

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