English Physician

English Physician

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1794* edition. Excerpt: ...of a deepgreen colour, sometimes three together, and sometimes more, on a stalk, and are sappy, and of a pleasant, hot, or spicy, taste. At the tops of the stalk and branches stand umbels of white flowers, and after them come large feed bigger than fennelfeed, yet somewhat like. The root is great, white, and long, continuing many y-ears, and is of an hot spicy taste. Place. It groweth on the rocks that are often moistened by the sea. Time. It flowereth and seedeth in the end of July and August. Government And Virtues. It is an herb of Jupiter, and was in former times wont to be used more than it now is. It is a safe herb, very pleasant both to the taste and stomach, helping digestion, and in some sort opening the obstructions of the liver and spleen, provoking urine, and helping thereby to wash away the gravel and stone. S A N I C L E. Description. THE ordinary sanicle sendeth forth many great round-leaves, standing upon long brownish stalks, every one cut or divided into five or six parts, and some of those also cut in, somewhat like the leaf of a crow-foot or dove's-foot, finely dented about the edges, smooth, and a dark-green shining colour, and sometimes reddisli about the brims, from among which rife up small round green stalks, without any joint or leaf thereon, except at the top, where it branches forth into flowers, having a leaf divided into three or four parts at that joint with the flowers, which are small and white, starting out of small round greenish yellow heads, many standing together in a tuft j in which afterwards are the feeds contained, which are /mall round rough burs, somewhat like the seeds of clover, and stick in the fame manner upon any thing that they touch. The root is composed of many black strings of fibres set...
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 553g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599977
  • 9781236599971