A WILD plant of the umbelliferous kind, frequent in most purls of Europe, but cultivated in Germany for the sake of the seed. I have met with it very common in Lincolnshire.
It grows to a yard high; the stalks are striated and firm; the leaves are finely divided, and the flowers are white and small, they grow in tufts, or umbels, on the tops of the branches; the seeds that follow them are very well known.
The seeds are excellent in the colic, and in disorders of the stomach, they are best chewed.
The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.