XIV. The Distilled Water. Being drank to four or fix ounces, it is good to diflblve congealed Blood, and provoke Urine.
XV. The Liquid Juice. It diflblves congealed Blood in the Stomach, Guts, Pleura, Lungs, Womb, or other Bowels : it provokes Urine, and the Terms in Women, and to expel Sand, Gravel, and Stones out of the Reins, Ureters and Bladder: and prevails also against the Pleurisie, very much comforting a weak, fick, and cold Stomach. Dole four ounces, Morning and Night, in a Glass of Wine.
XVI. The Essence. It has all the Virtues of the liquid Juice, befides which it facilitates the Birth, and brings away the After-birth, is good against Poison, and the Venomous biting of the Pbalangi urn, as Dioscorides faith, is nutritive, and restores in Consumptions : Being often taken it breeds Seed, and very much provokes Lust, and has restored ibme who have been Impotent.
XVII. The Balsam and Ointment. They soon cure green Wounds, and digest them, if Contused or Lacerated : Applied to filthy, stinking, and fordid Ulcers, they digest, cleanse, dry, conglutinate, and heal admirably : and applied to the Gout, they ease the pain thereof, drawing forth the Morbifick matter thro" the Pores of the Skin.
XVIII. The Candied Roots. They are very good to warm, comfort and itrengthen a cold and weak Stomach, and excite Venus : And Parkinson says, they ate thought to be a good Prefervative in the time of Plague.
XIX. The Decoction of the Roots in Wine. It has the Virtues of the Juice and Essence, but not all out so powerful: It is good against the bitings of Vipers, Mad Dogs, and other Venomous Creatures -, is profitable against the Phthtfick, and such as have an Impotency, or are in a pining Consumption. Dose, Morning and Night, from four to eight ounces.
CHAP. CXXIV. Of CHERVIL Wild.
I.'T* HE Names. It is called in Greek, X*f?ipux-A Acy Ay&ov: In Latin, Cerefolium, or Chere-folium Sylveflre : and in English, Wild Chervil.
II. The Kinds. This is the second Species of Chervils, and is threefold : 1. Cheerophyilum Bau-hini, Cerefolium Sylveflre Vulgare, Common Wild Chervil. 2. Myrrhis JEauicolorum nova Fabij Column*, Small Hemlock Chervil. 3. Cicutaria alba Lugdunenfis, Cicutaria Paluflris Camerarij, Wild Ciiley.
HI. The Descriptions. Wild Chervil, has a whitish woody Rwt from which rise up round about it, round, red, and hairy Stalks, a yard high, or more, many times large, and fwoln about the Joints, which Stalks are not hollow, but full of Pith ; towards the top they are divided into many Branches, which have on their tops Umbles of small and very fine white little Flowers, which being pajjed away, are succeeded by longifh Seeds. The Leaves are commonly parted into three principal parts >, and each part again fubdivided into five, which are fnipt about the edges, soft, hairy, and of a dark green, or reddish color.
IV. Small Hemlock Chervil, has a Root small and white, which when it has perfeUed its Seed, perishes every Year : from which rise up Stalks slender', hol-'M, smooth, not hairy, and seldom exceeding the "eight of two feet. They are divided into Jeveral
Branches, again ft The Leaves, so that they fpftttg out of Bofcms, as it were, of the Leaves, which carry Umbles of small white Flowers; after which jr.-low the Seeds, rough, hairy, round and longijh, about the bigness of Aniieeds, and growing tiw together. The Leaves are- small, and finely cut or divided, like thfe of Hemlock, but of a wbitifl color, and hairy.
V. Wild Ciiley, has a Root very large, and divided into several parts, zohite, an i fpungy, of a plca-fant strong Smell, and with a hot and biting taste : This Root, thd the Stalks fade an I perifi,yet fives, and the Leaves are green all the Tear. The Stalks (if they grow in good ground) come to be three or four feet high, are hollow, jointed, pretty thick, green, and much Crefied, sending forth out of the bofoms of the Lewes many B) ancles, which have on their tops, Umbles of white Plovers, each Flower confiding of five little Leaves of which the lowest Is twice as big as the rest; the 1 wo side o*ies less the uppermofi the leaf of all. The Leaves are large like those 0/Myrrhis, or Sweet Ciiley, but of a d.irk green color ; and those which grow on the Tops of the Stalks, are commonly divided into three parts, and those ag.iin fubdivided into several long sharp pointed and fnipt Leaves, like those in Sweet Ciiley, the Seeds are longifi, round, sharp pointed, black and Jhining. This Plant may very well be called Wild Ciiley, for that it so much resembles the Garden Sweet Ciiley, not only in its firm, but ( as Authors believe ) m its Virtues too.
VI. The Places. The first grows almost in every Hedge, and by every Hedge side : The second, about Mudd Walls, High Ways, and such like places, a-hom London,-did m.my other parrs of the Kingdom : it is but a small Plant. The third is found very frequently in all places, especially where the ground is moist and fat, in Meadows, Orchards, and the like.
VII. The Times. '\h first flowers in June and JuH\ and the Seed ripen* in tlu mean Seaf <n, or
This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.