This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
Corn fields, and are also nourished up in Gardens. The last was brought to us from Turfy, or Conftan-tinop/e, and grows in the Gardens of some Her-borifts.
VII. The Times. They flower for the most parr thro' all the Summer, and their Seed ripens in the mean feafon.
VIII. The Qualities, Specification, Preparations, Virtues and Vies, are all exactly the same with those in the former Chapter, so that we shall say no more thereof in this place.
CHAP. LXXX. β L I τ ε S White.
I. '~ΓΛThe Names. It is called in Greek Bahtw : In JL Latin, Blitum: and in English, Blites. Yet Parkinson says, that none of the Ancients have made any mention of them.
II. The Kinds. There are two principal Kinds, viz. 1. Blitum album, the White Blite and this is both Majus and Minus, of which we treat in this Chapter. 2. Blitum Rubrum, The Red Blite, which is also Majus and Minus, of which in the next Chapter.
III. The description. The Great White Blite ha* a Root very thick, and long, and very full oj Threads or Strings ·, from whence rises up several Stalks,making a kind of bujh,till it comes to be three or four Feet high ·, the Stalks are gray iff, white, and round: the Leaves are plain andsmooth almost like to those of Arach, but not so soft nor mealy : the flowers grow thruft together, like those of Arach: after which comes the Seed inclosed in round, fiat, husky skins.
IV. The Lesser White Blite, which is called the Wild White Blite is very like unto the former, except that the Roots, Stalks, Leaves, Branches, and the whole Plant are altogether of a green color, and
V. The Places. The Firβ is a Garden Herb, and grows chiefly there, but is in some places found Wild. The Second is as a Weed, growing Wild, tho' also in Gardens.
VI. The Times. They flourish and flower all the Summer long, their Seed is ripe in August and September, ', and grow very green even in the Winter time.
VII. The Qualities. The Blite, favs Galen (lib.6. fac. Med. Simp. J is a Pot Herb, which ferves for Meat, cold and moist ( in the second Degree:) Hysterick, and Solutive. Yet Parkinson, will have them to be Cold, Dry, astringent or Binding.
VIII. The Specification. They are peculiar against Fluxes and Distempers of the Womb.
IX. The Preparations. You may have therefrom, 1. A Liquid juice. 2. An Essence. 3. A Decoction in Wine. 4. A Syrup.
X. The Liquid Juice. Taken to five or fix ounces in a Glass of Wine, it purges by ftool, makes the Belly foluble, and cools the Bowels:, but sometimes it overturns the Stomach, and cleanles it by Vomiting.
XI. The Essence. It does the same thing with the Juice, but with less detriment to the Stomach ·, and being taken Morning and Evening from two ounces to three, or four, it stops the Whites in Women, and a Gonorrhoea in Men, Univerlals. being pre-mifed.
XII. The Decoflion in Wine. This is yet less troublefome to the Stomach, and has the Virtues of the Essence but not altogether so powerful and may be taken without any danger by a Woman with Child.
XIII. The Syrup. It is not only fjyfterick, but Pectoral also : it cleanses the Womb, Breast, Stomach, and Lungs, of Slime, and Viicous or Tartarous Matter, eases Coughs, and taken for some time, helps Asthma's. and shortness of Breath.