This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
of blew-bottles, with their Cups, a* many as you please : bruise them, and macerate them in a fujfi-cient quantity of Snow-watci', for 24 Hours, or rather two Days then Distill in a gentle β. M. or Sana heat. It is laid to be a wonderful Water for the Eyes, and their Diseases, as Inflammations, Sore-ju. is, Dimness of Sight, and the like: it has the Virtues of the former, but not altogether so power ful. Drop it into the Eyes 3, 4, $ or 6 times a day.
XV. The Spirituous Tincture of the Flowers. Made with Common Brandy, it is a feaet for at ring Sore and Running Eyes, if some few times dropt into them. It is Alexipharmick, and has all the Virtues of the ElTence. Dose half a Spoonful in any proper Vehicle.
XVI. The Cataplasm of the Flowers. Being applied to Sore and Running Eyes, afflicted with a hot Rheum, it strengthens the Part, cools the Inflammation, reprefles the flux of Humors, and heals the Eyes.
XVII. The Liquid Juice. It is very effectual to heal all Sores and Ulcers of the Mouth ·, and put into ffefh or green Wounds, it conglutinates their Lips, and quickly heals them ; And dropt into the Eyes, it, takes away their Heat, Inflammation, and Pain.
XVIII. The Distilled Water of the Kerb. It has the same properties with the Juice, and Essence, but not altogether so powerful.
CHAP. LXXIX. BLEW-BOTTLE Double-flowred.
II. The Kinds. They are of the lesser Kind oi Blew-lottle, and are twolbld, 1. Cyanus car ulcus multifiorus, Double Biew-fiowred Blew-bottle, or Corn-flower. 2. Cyanus pur pure us multifiorus Double Corn-flower Puiple-flowred. 3. To thelc we add, Cyanus fioridus Turcicus, Cyanus floridu? odoratus Turcicus, Cyanus Orientalis, which is also Major and Manor. The Turky Blew-bottle : The Turky Sweet-scented Blew-bottle, and the Sultan's Flower, because the Grand Senior efpying it as he was walking abroad, liked ir, and wore it himself* for which reason his Vaffals held it in great efteem : of this there is a Greater and a lesser.
III. The description. The first of these differs not at all from the small Field Corn-flower in the former Chapter, neither in the Roots, Stalks, Leaves, nor Seeds, but only in the Flowers, for that the Flowers of this Plant, are of a fair Blew color, and very double, whereas the other are fingle.
inr HE Names. They are called in Latin, Cya-X nus multifiorus : and in English Double-flcwred Blew-bottle, or Corn-flower.
IV. The Second of these is also like unto the former in all reft>efts,faving in the color of the flower; for whereas that is double, and of a fair blew ; the flowers of this are also double, and of a bright purple color.
V. The Third is a Plant or Flower of much beauty : It hoe a Root like the other Blew-bottles, which perishes every Year; the Leaves hereof are not much greener, but larger, and more gafhed in on the edges the Stalks are three feet high at least, and lower than in the other, befet with the like Leaves, but smaller, and branching into several parts, each of them bearing a larger fialy head than the former, and biger in the Greater of this kind, than in the lesser, with Blew-bottle like flowers, but larger, and consisting of eight or nine hollow Leaves, with wider open brims, and small, pale or almost white threads in the middle the circling Leaves are of a fine beautiful purple color, very glorious to behold. This Flower is of so exceeding a sweet scent, that it fur-paffes (says Parkinson ) the best Civet that is. The Seed is blackijh, and enclosed in a Downy substance like the former.
VI. The Places. The two first are often found in