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ing, Noon, and Night for some time, two or three ounces for a Dose in a Glass of Wine.
XV. The Decoction. It has ail the Virtues of the! Juice and Essence, but not ail out so powerful it is an excellent Traumatick, and Antifcorbutick, and prevails against spitting and piifing of Blood, and all other Fluxes of Blood whatsoever.
XVI. The Spirituous Tincture. It has all the Virtues of the liquid Juice and Essence, a famous thing against the Scurvy in a cold and moist habit ot Body, a very great ftomatick, lengthening that Vifcus in all its faculties : It is a kind of Panacea, and a Specifick against Convulsions, and Poiibns, yea the Plague it lelf ·, it stops all sorts of Fluxes, and strengthens the Vijcera to a Miracle : but it ( as also the other Preparations ) ought not to be given to costive Bodies, by reason of their Aftrin-gency.
XVII. The Spirit. It is made of the Juice by Fermentation : ana is used ( being dulcified ) as a Cordial Antifcorbutick, and to comfort and strengthen the Bowels in Hydropick and Confumptive Persons, and such as have been in long Fluxes : being held in the Mouth, it strengthens the Gums, and tastens loofe Teeth. Dose from half an ounce to an ounce twice a day, or upon any fainting or illness.
XVIII The Balsam, or Ointment. It cleanses, incarnates, and heals Angularly well ·, it cures Green Wounds at two or three times dreihng, by reason of its Stypticity. Applied to the Hemorrhoids, and the Gour, it eases the pains of those Parts.
XIX. The Fixed Salt. It is lingular against Quin-lies, Pleurilies, and other Inflammations of the Vijcera, opens Obstructions of the Reins, provokes Urine, and absorbs the Acid Humor, which is the cause of Fluxes of the Bowels ·, it also helps to carry off the Watry Humor in Dropsies. ' Dose from fifteen to thirty grains, in any Homogene Liquor, Decoction, &c. proper against the same Diseases, two or three times a day.
^ XX. The Fouder of the Root. It may be given from half a dram to two drams, Morning and Night, in any Flux of the Bowels, whether Simple or Bloody ; it is also good against the Terms in Women, spitting and piifing of Blood, or any weaknel-fes of those parts ; it strengthens the Stomach and refills Vomiting. It may be given in Port Wine, or other Vehicle proper against the Distemper. Strewed upon moiif and running Ulcers, it dries up the Humor, and disposes them to heal.
XXI. The American has the same Qualities, Specification, Preparations, Virtues and Uses with the former.
CHAP. LXXXVIIL BROOKLIME.
LTpifE Names. It is called in Greek^bvalAxxU I : In Latin, Anagallis aquatica, and
Becabunga ( from the German Word :) and in Engiifh, Brooklime, and Water Pimpernel.
II. The Kinds. There are ieveral Kinds of this Plant, as, τ. Anagallis Aquatica vulgaris, Becabunga, as Parkinson calls it, Co at mo η Brooklime, which Mr. Ray calls Anagallis rec7i//s Veronica aquatica minor, folio fubrotundo flore cterufco, as 7. Bauhin. 2. Anagallis retiius Veronica aquatica folio totuh-diore major, five Becabunga mfor, the greater Brook-lime, and greater round-leavd Brooklime. 3. Anagallis refltus Veronica aquatica major folio oblongc
crenato, great Brooklime, with a long dented Leaf." 4. Anagallis aquatica retiius Veronica aquatica mi/ir foliis oblongis non crenatis, the lesser brooklime with a long leaf not dented. there are several other Kinds, as that foliis Pulegij, foliis Alfmt, and Auguflifolia, but not being common with us I forbear them.
III. The description. Our Vulgar Brookiims a Root white, low, and creeping, with fine firings springing therefrom at every Joint 5 from uhence .rise up fiat, thick Stalks, which are rourtdifh, and