089-092 Bear's Breech, Marshmallows, Great Celandine, Goat's Rue.
1. The Stalks grow to be two foot high, the Leaves are a shining dark Green Colour; the Flowers are white. It is said that the Ancients took the Pattern of their foliage Work from the Leaves of this Plant.
2. It is cultivated here in Gardens; its native Place being Italy, Spain, and the Southern Part of France; it Flowers in July.
3. This Plant is used in Glisters and Baths for Obstructions: and for the Stone and Gravel.
The Herb Women sell the Leaves of the Helleboraster or Bears-foot or Sphondylium or Cow-parsnep, instead of this Plant, to those that are ignorant.
4. Greek, Άκανθος. Latin, Acanthus, Branca Ursina, or Acanthus sativus. Spanish, Yerva giguante and Brangua Ursina. Italian, Acantho, or Branca Orsina. French, Branze Orsine. German, Beren Claw. Dutch, -.
This Moth was produced from the Caterpillar Plate 76.
1. The Stalks grow to be a Yard high; the Leaves are of a yellowish green Colour, the Flowers are a pale Red.
2. It grows in Salt Marshes and flowers in July.
3. This Plant is mollifying, digesting and Soupling, of great use in the Strangury, Gravel, Stone, Heat of Urine corroding Humors in the Stomach and Guts, Coughs, Hoarsness, Swellings & Inflamations.
Officinal Preparations are, the Syrupus the Althea, Pulv. Dialtheae & Unguentum Dialtheae.
4. Greek, Αλθέια & εβισκος. Latin, Althaea, Bismalva, Ibiscus. Spanish, Hierv Caunamera or Marmaje. Italian, Malvavischio. French, Guymauve. German, Ibisch. Dutch, Heemswortel.
1. The Stalks grow to be a foot high, the Leaves are a bluish Green, and the Flowers yellow.
2. It grows among waste Grounds and Rubbish, and upon old Walls; it flowers in May and June.
3. It is accounted apperative and cleansing, opening Obstructions of the Spleen & Liver, & of great Use in Curing ye Jaundice and Scurvy. - Some reckon it cordial & good against pestilential Distempers. - Outwardly for sore Eyes to dry up the Rheum, and to take away Specks, Films, Tetters, Ringworms & Scurfy Breakings-out.
4. Greek, χελιδόνιον μεγα. Latin, Chelidonium majus, or Papaver Corniculatum luteum. Spanish, Celiduena, or Yerva dellas Golundrinas. Italian, Celidonia maggiore. French, Chelidoine, or Eschlere. German, Schelscraut. Dutch, Stinkende Boume.
1. The Stalks grow to be a Yard high; the Leaves are a grass Green, & ye Flowers a pale Blue.
2. It grows in several Places of Italy wild; but is planted here in Gardens, and flowers in June and July.
3. Goat's Rue is esteem'd cordial, sudorific, alexipharmic, good against pestilential Distempers. - It is also of use in most Fevers, the Small Pox and Measels. - It kills Worms and is good to cure the Bite of Venomous Creatures.
4. Greek, . Latin, Galega, or Ruta capraria. Spanish, . Italian, . French, . German, . Dutch, .
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).