Botanical name: 

Plate 41. Sanicula.

A pretty wild plant common in our woods, and distinguished by its regular leaves, and small umbels of flowers. It grows a foot and a half high. The leaves are numerous, and they all rise immediately from the root: they stand on long foot stalks, and are very conspicuous: they are of a roundish shape, but cut in so, as to appear five cornered, serrated about the edges, and of a very deep glossy green colour, and shining surface. The a talk is striated, upright, naked: on its top grows a little round cluster of flowers: they are small and white, and each is succeeded by two little rough seeds. The root is fibrous.

The leaves are used. A strong decoction of them is good against the overflowing of the menses, and the bleeding of the piles. It has been vastly celebrated for the cure of ruptures, but that is idle.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.