This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
cilitates the Delivery of such as are in Labor, bringing away both Birth and After-birth.' Dose from j. to iij* drams in a Glass of White Wine. It is good against the Stinging of Scorpions, and Hornets, biting of mad Dogs and other Venomous Creatures, as also against the Jaundice and Dropsie, carrying off the Morbifick Cause by Urine.
XVIII. The Oily Tincture. It is singular against the Stone, Sand, Gravel, obstructions of Urine, as also the Yellow Jaundice, Coughs, Colds, Hoarf-ness, and the like, being taken in the Syrup of the same Herb, from iv.toxij. or xvj. drops: it prevails also against Palsies, Convulsions, Lethargies, Apoplexies, &c. and outwardly anointed it is good a-gainft the bitings of mad Dogs, and Pricks, Punctures, or Wounds of the Nerves.
XIX. The Decoction in Wine. Given from iv. to viij. ounces, it is good against Poyson, the stinging and biting of Venomous Creatures, Paintings, Swoon-ings, fits of the Motherprovokes the Terms, expels borh Birth, and After-birth, as also Sand and Gravel from the Reins and Bladder, and is good against all cold Diseases of the Head, Brain, Nerves, Womb, and Bowels.
XX. The Syrup of the Juice. It is an admirable Pectoral, good against Coughs, Colds, Asthma's, ihormefs of Breath, Hoarsness, &c. causing expectoration, and making the Brest and Lungs eaiy. Dose ij. ounces either alone, or mixt with Alicant, Tent, or Malaga.
XXI. The Oil. It is made by Boiling the Juice or Bruised Herb with Oil of Mirtles orRofes and Vinegar. Being anointed with, it prevails against Pains of the Head and Nerves, Lethargies, rallies and other cold Diseases of those Pans and eases pains of the ears being dropt into them.
XXII. The Cataplasm. It is Discussive and Refo-lutive, good against the beginnings of Phlegmons, or Inflamations in any part of the Body : it is also good to take away black and blew spots of the Skin, discusses Contufions, and ease pain proceeding from any cold Cause.
Chap. XLVII. Of Citron and Clove Basil.
ι./ηρ//£' Names. The first of these is called in JL Greek, "ω**^ "vn&ν: in Latin, Ocimum, vel Basilicum alteram, Ocimum Citratum : in Englifi, Citron Bifil.
II. The second of these is called, "ακι^ν *) βλπμ-κον fuK&TUTw ' in Latin, Ocimum vel Basilicum Caryophyllatum : and in Englifi, Clove Basil, or Basil Gentle.
III. The Kinds. The first or Citron Basil, is the Greateft Basil, and is singular. The Clove Basil is, I. Ocimum Caryophyllatum ma jus, the Greater Clove Basil. 2. Ocimum vel Basilicum caryophyllatum minus, the Lesser Qove Basil.
IV. The Descriptions. Citron Basil: It has a pretty thick Root, with many Strings, which perishes after Seeding time, or upon the approach of Winter ·, from whence grows up one upright Stalk, fpreading **fe(fint0 many Branches, not much unlike to the Common Garden Kind, with Leaves set by couples at the Joints, but much larger, and of a reddish Colour in the hotter Countries, but not so in our colder, a little dented about the edges, of a very pleafing Smelly much resembling that of a Citron Reel, and therefore called Citratum, the Flowers are White,
like those of the ordinary Common BajU, and the Seed Black also, like those of the former.
V. The Greater Clove Basil: Its Root is like the* former, and perishes in like manner, being one of the Great Kind 0/Baiils, and not differing from the former, either in fialks, branches, growing, or large-ness of the Leaves, or colour of the Flowers, except that sometimes they are a little purplif? · but in the Smell of the whole Plant, it has a stronger and 4 quicker Scent, much like the smell of Cloves, for which reason it is called Caryophyllatum.