Winter Green.

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An extremely pretty plant, wild in some parts of England, but not common. The stalk is round, thick, upright, and en inches high. The leaves all grow from the root, for the stalk is naked, they are broad, roundish, and of a deep green colour; they are of a fleshy substance, and stand each on a separate foot-stalk of three or four inches long. The flowers are small, and of a very bright white; they stand in a kind of loose spike on the tops of the stalks. The root is composed of a quantity of thick whitish fibres.

The leaves are used. A decoction of them with a piece of cinnamon, and a little red wine, is giver against the overflowings of the menses, bloody stools, and all haemorrhages, and against ulcers in the urinary passages, and bloody urine.

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