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


II. The Kinds. There are four several kinds hereof, viz. i. The Common Garden kind, which is called in Latin ,Chamomilla hortensis, and Chamtmeluin hortense. 2. The Naked Watered, called Chamdc-melum nudum. 1. The Double flowred, called Cba-mxmelum flore plena, and Chamxmelum Anglicum flore multiplici. 4. The Roman, called Cbamxmclum Romanum. As for the Wild Kinds, or Cotula, Parkinson thinks them to be not so much of the Camo-mil kind, as of the Parthenium, or Featherfew, of which see May Weed.

III. The Descriptions. The Common Camomil has a small and fibrous Root, from whence spring many weak and feeble Branches, trailing or leaning to the ground, which take hold on the Top of the Earth as it runs, whereby it much encreases. The Leaves are very fine, and much jagged, or deeply cut, of a very strong sweet smell. Among which, at tops of the Branches come jortb Flowers like unto the Field Dasie, having a border of small white Leaves, with yellow thrums in the middle, crouded close together, as is that of the Daisie, or Featherfew, but larger, and not so hard, but more soft and gentle in handling ; which give a small white Seed, not ob-ferved by many, but being Jowed, or caff into the ground, will bring forth Plants as other Seed doth.

much on the ground, and yet grows higher, and more upright : Its Leaves are of a j refiner green color · and in its Flower the white Leaves.going round the same are manifold, or much doubled, infomuc\) that, the yellow thrum in the middle is little seen, so that it seems but a little yellowish fpoi. This Plant is of a sweeter Scent than the first, and is more tender to be kept in Winter. It has also Seed in the middle of the Flowers, which being broken and cast into the Ground, will produce Double flowred chamomil.

IV. The Naked flowred, has Roots, Leaves, Stalks and Branches like to the former, and creeping upon the Surface of the Earth as that doth; but its Leaves are finer, and Shorter, and it bears naked Flowers, which consist only of the middle yellow Thrum, with-out any pale or border of white Leaves round about it, and smelling as sweet as the former. The whole

Plant is of a pleasing smell, for which reason some have given it the Epithite of Odoratum, as Gerard says.

V. The Double flowred has also Roots, Leaves, Stalks and Branches like to the first, it creeps as amomn

VI. The Roman Camomil, has a Root somewhat thicker than the former, but fibrous withal, from whence ri/e up many slender Stalks, yet Jhffer, and stronger than any of the others, for which reason it stands more upright, and does not creep upon the Earth, as the rest do. The Leaves are fine, but rather jhorter, and of a more whitish color, tending something to the color of VtvdALeaves : theilowers are like to the first, having a single border of white Leaves, and a close yellow Thrumb in the middle, after which comes Jmall white Seed, like that in the Common Camomil: The whole Plant has a very sweet Scent*

VII. The Places. The first grows in most Gardens throughout England, befides it grows Wild (as Parkinson says) in many places of this Land : the other three kinds grow with us only in Gardens.

VIII. The Times. They Flower for the most part through all the Summer Months, and their Seed comes to perfection in the time of flowering.

IX. The Qualities. They are all of them hot and dry in three : Aperitive, Anodyne, Digestive, Dif-cuilive, Diuretick, Sudorihck, Alterative, and Alexipharmick.

X. The Specification. The Egyptians dedicated it to the curing of Agues : and experience has con* firm'd it an admirable thing against D.ieaies Of lite Pleura. '

XI. The Preparations. There are, 1. A liquid juice. 2. An Essence. 3. A Syrup. 4· An {^f fion. ?. A Decoction. 6. A Pouder. 7· Λη Oil by Infusion. 8. An Ointment. 9· Λ Balsam. 10. A


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