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or Wart Crefs. 2. Coronopus ripens Ruel/ij, Pjeu-docoronopus Dodonjei, Cornu Cervt alteram Vulgi ·. Creeping Bucks horn, or Wart Crefs.
IIV The Defaiption. The first has a small, long, white Root, with many Fibres thereat, running deep into the ground, the taste of which is somewhat like to the Garden Crefs, but much milder. From this Root come forth several Branches, ivbich grow up-right, but not very high ·, which Branches are also branched forth into others that are smaller : upon tuhich grow very many small, long, and divided or cut green Leaves, all along on both sides of them, whose cuts very much resemble the fnag's of a Bucks
horn, or of Jome of the Leaves of the Garden Crefs. I he Flowers grow among the Leaves, coming forth With Stem at the Joints, they come forth in small rough Clufters, and are small and white, or of an hcrby greenish color, many of them set upon a small long Foctstalk, one above another : which being pall, there come in place, small, flattifh, rough, round husks, something resembling rough or fceded Warts, which divide themselves into two parts, and contain in each of them a small brownish Seed.
IV. Ambrofia, or Coronopus repens, is altogether like the former, faving in the manner of its growing : It is a small low herb, most usually creeping with many long Branches, and fpreading a great way, almost round about, upon the ground (yet in some places standing more upright : This Creeping kind never rises above four or five Inches high, but the trailing Branches arefurnifhed with such like Leaves .mi blowers as the former, which have a taste a little like Creffes. It is many times used to be eaten as a Sallet Herb, with Salt, Oil, and Vinegar, and that both raw aud boiled.
V. The Places. They grow almost every where round about London, and in many other pares of the Kingdom in moist Grounds, and at the foot of Banks, where there is any low Trench, or places continually plained with'Water : sometimes by Highway sides, especially in those places where Hogs frequent, from whence^ as is supposed, they were called Swines Creifes.
VI. The Times. They flower and seed all May, June, and July and their green Leaves abide freih in a manner all Winter.
VII. The Qualities. They are hot andMry in the first Degree; astringent, Abfterfive, Digestive, Carminative and Vulnerary ; Ceplulick, Stomatick, Pectoral, Hepatick, and Hysterick ·, Alterative, Αώ lexipharmick, and Spermatogenetick.
VIII. The Specification. They are said to be peculiar for taking away Warts, for that the Seed bear the perfect fignature of the Warts upon a Man's Hand. ■ '
IX. The Preparations. You m3y make therefrom, 1. A Liquid Juice. 1. An Essence. 3. A Deco-ttion. 4. A Balsam or Ointment. 5. A Cataplasm*
X. The Liquid Juice Given to three or four ounces, it is Traumatick, or contribute^ to the more speedy cure of Wounds and Ulcers, more Specially in Scorbutick and Cacheaick habits of Body 2 made thick with fine Bole, and applied, it stops bleeding. ττ
XI. The Essence. It strengthens the Head, Stomach, Liver, Womb, and Joints, and is of lingular good use against the Scurvy, Cachexia, and difafie-ctions of the Womb. It represses Vapors, and is good against Fits of the Mother. It is also Traumatick, having all the Virtues of the Liquid Juice. Dose from one ounce to three, Morupg and Evening, either by it self, or mixt with a Glass of Wine. ■ . ,
XII. The OecoUicn. If made in Wine, it is a good Stomatick, and Hepatick, has the Virtues of the Essence, but not all out so powerful: and externally applied to Wounds, it cleanses, dries, and contributes to their healing, and withal represses the flux of Humors into the part, hindering Pain and Inflammations.
XIII. The Balsam or Ointment. It is an excellent thing for healing of green Wounds, which it speedi-ly performs: it also cleanses, incarnates, dries and heals old Ulcers, or running Sores, strengthens the