A common plant in our pastures, and by wau sides. It is two or three feet high; the stalk is round, upright, firm and striated: the leaves are long, and not very broad, and they are the most beautifully divided of those of any known plant.
Their colour is a deep green, and the parts into which they are divided are exceedingly fine, slender, and regularly arranged: the flowers stand at the tops of the branches, in the manner of umbels, in round and large tufts; they are white, but they often have a blush of red. The root is white and creeping, and the seeds are white, broad, and flat.
The whole plant is used fresh gathered, but the best part is the tops of the shoots; these are to be boiled in water, and the decoction sweetened with fine sugar; it is excellent against the bleedings of the piles, and bloody fluxes, and the overflowing of the menses. It is also healing and good in ulcerations of the ureters: and it operates gently by urine.