005-008 Shepherd's Purse, Wild Tansie, Rue, Wild Rose.

005 Shepherds Purse. 005c Shepherds Purse. 5. Shepherd's Purse. Bursa Pastoris.

1. The lower Leaves lie flat upon the Ground; the Stalk grows about a Foot high, and the Flowers are White.
2. It grows among Rubbish Banks and Walls, and flowers all the Summer.
3. This Plant is esteemed cooling, restringent, incrassating, & good in all sorts of Fluxes & spitting of Blood, bleeding at ye Nose; the too great Flux of ye catamenia, violent Floodings & bloody Urine.
4. Greek. - Latin. Bursa Pastoris, or Thlaspi fatuum. Italian. Bursa Pastoris. French. Bourse a Pasteur, or Bourse de Berger. German. Sectelcraut, Secsfel, or Zeschellcraut. Dutch. Borse kens cruyt.

006 Wild Tansie. 006c Wild Tansie. 6. Wild Tansie, or Silver-weed. Argentina or Potentilla.

1. This Plant creeps upon the Ground, emiting Fibers from the Joints, by which it roots in the Earth and spreads; the Leaves are a light green covered as it were with a silver Down, and the Flowers yellow.
2. It grows in moist barren Ground where Water has stood all the Winter & flowers commonly in May or Iune.
3. The Leaves are restringent and vulnerary, good to stop all kinds of Fluxes & preternatural Evacuations; to dissolve coagulated Blood, to help those who are bruised by Falls; outwardly it is used as a cosmetic to take off Freckles, Sun-burn and Morphen and is good in restringent Gargarisms.
4. Greek. - Latin. Argentina, Potentilla, Tanacetum agreste. Italian. Potentilla. French. L'Argentine sauvage, or Tanesie sauvage. German. Genserich, Grensich, or Grensing. Dutch Silvercruyt.

007 Rue. 007c Rue. 7. Rue. Ruta.

1. The Leaves are a Willow-green, and the Flowers yellow; the Stalks grow about a Foot high.
2. It is planted in Gardens and flowers in Iune and Iuly.
3. The Leaves and Seed are used, being esteem'd alexipharmic, good against all infections and pestilential Diseases, and all kind of Fevers; it eases Disorders of the Head, Nerves, Womb, convulsion and Histeric Fits, the Collick, Weakness of the Stomach and Bowels, it repells Poison, and Cures the Bite of venomous Creatures and mad Dogs. It is an Ingredient in the Aqua Brion. comp. and the Aqua Theriacalis. The official Preparations are the simple Water, Conserve of the Leaves, and an Oil by Decoction.
4. Greek, Πήγανον. Latin. Ruta & Ruta hortensis major. Spanish. Aruda. Italian. Ruta. French. Rut. German, Rauten or Beincraut. Dutch, Ruyte.

008 Wild Rose. 008c Wild Rose. 8. Wild Rose or Briar Rose. Rosa Canina.

Also see #008, Wild Rose. - #073, White Rose. - #078, Red Rose. - #082, Damask Rose.

1. The Leaves are a darker green than the Garden-rose; and the Flowers are sometimes white, but oftener a pale Red.
2. It grows in Hedges, & Flowers in Iune & Iuly. The Hips are fit to gather the latter End of September. On the Stalks of this Bush ye Bedeguar grows, which is a reddish green spongy hairy Excressence, made by small Ichneumon Flies. See Ray's Catalogue of the Plants about Cambridge, p. 140.
3. The Flowers of this Rose are thought more restringent than ye Garden: Some look upon them as a specific for ye Excess of ye Catamenia. The Pulp of ye Hips strengthens ye Stomach, cools the Heat of Fevers, is pectoral, good for coughs, spitting of Blood & ye Scurvy. The Seed is good against ye Stone and Gravel. The Bedeguar is said to have the same Virtues. The officinal Preparation is the Conserva Cynosbati.
4. Greek. Κυνόσβατον, ρόδον άγριον or Κυνόρροδον. Latin. Rosa Canina, or Rosa Sylvestris. French. Le Rosier, or l'Eglantier sauvage. German. Bilderosen or Hectrosen. Dutch. Eglantier.

A Curious Herbal, Containing Five Hundred Cuts of the Most Useful Plants, Which Are Now Used in the Practice of Physick was written, drawn, engraved and coloured by Elizabeth Blackwell in 1737 (Vol. 1) and 1739 (Vol. 2).