This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
Wine, it cures the Black Jaundice, and preserves from the Gout and Stone.
XXIII. The Conserve of the Flowers. Made with Sugar or Honey, and often eaten, it wafts and de ftrovs the Humors which seed the Kings-Evil.
XXIV. The Oil. It is made of the young Branches and Flowers, boiled in Oil Olive, till they are Crifp, tfc. It is a fafe and fure Medicament to kill Lice, Nits, and other Vermin, in the Head or Body ·, and being applied to the Sciatica, it helps it.
XXV. The Ointment. It is made of the young Branches bruited, and the Flowers, by boiling them in Oil, adding Sheeps Suet and Wax to bring it to a body, Gfc. This being applied to Sides pained, or where Stitches are, or to the Spleen, eases the pain, and removes it at twice or thrice ufing.
XXVI. The Balsam. It is made of the young Twigs and Flowers, (fc. being applied to green Wounds,or foul, running,and putrid Ulcers, it cleanses, incarnates, and heals them in a very short time. The same will be done by a Balsam made of the Liquid Juice and Turpentine, boiled to a thickness, adding a little Oil and Wax.
XXVII. Genifljemel. It is made by boiling the liquid Juice and Honey to a thickness. It cures green Wounds presently. It also cleanses old, running, and putria Ulcers, fills them with Fleih, and heals them : And apply'd to Kibes in the Feet, with pouder of Scammony, it cares them in a very inort time.
XXVIII. The Cataplasm. It is to be made of the tender Tops and rlowers, beaten till they become a Mafs in a Wooden Mortar. Being applied, it is said to help the bitings of Serpents, and other Venomous Creatures.
XXIX. The Fickle. The young Buds of the Flowers are usually Pickled and they make an ex cellent Sallet for the Winter time, but it is of use thro' the whole Year it excites the Appetite, cau fes a good Digestion, opens Obstructions of the Liver, Spleen and Reins, and provokes Urine.
chap. LXXXV. broom Spanijh.
1. Η ε Names. It is called in Greek σλι^: JL in Latin, Spartium, and Spartum Hifpani-
cum : and in Englijb, Spanifi Broom.
II. The Kinds. Thete are, 1. Spartum Hispanicum, and Spartum Hispanicum frutex (to diftin-guifh it from the Sedge or Rufh, that is so called ) Spartum Grstcorum, Genifta Hispanicum, and Spartum Hispanicum Vulgare, Common Spanifi Broom.
2. Spartum Hispanicum majus flore albo, Pseudo-fpart urn Hispanicum Afjhylhim, Spanifi Broom with a White flower, Bastard Spanish Broom without Leaves. 3. Spartum Hispanicum flore luteo, Pseudo-fpart urn lute urn Aphyllum, Spanifi Broom with a yellow Flower, or the yellow Bastard Broom without Leaves.
III. The description. The first of these has a tough, woody Root, fpreading it self under the Earth many ways · from whence rises up a Stalk five or fix Feet high, with a woody Stock below, covered with a dark Gray, or Afh-coloured Bark, and having above many pliant, long, and slender crefted green twigs; whereon, in the beginning of the Tear, are Jet many small, long, green Leaves, which abide not long, but fall away when the Plant comes to flower. Towards the tops of these Branches or Twigs grow the Flow-
ers, jajbwned like unto Broom Flowers, but las pen as yellow as they, and/melling as well; after which come small long, round, yellojmfh red Cods, crefted at the back, wherein is contained blackish flat Seed fashioned very like unto the Kidnev Bean, but the Lods (T^r Gerard) rarely contain more "than one oeed,Je/dom two.
IV. Spartum Hispanicum mains flore alto, The greater White flowred Spanifi) Broom, has a Root like the jormer, from whence grows up a Stem much higher than the yellow, even to five or fix Feet high^ whose Branches are more tough, apt to bend, and compliant, than the former, or that following, having