Called Caraum Carri ought to be grown in every garden. The seed is the principle part used, although the root is better food than the parsnip; it flowers in June or July and is ripe soon after. It is governed by Mercury and is good for all his diseases when located in Gemini or Virgo as flatulency, flatulent colic, gouty pains in the head, is carminatative, and gives warmth to purgatives. The seed powdered and mixed in poultice takes the blackness from bruses. Vervain or Verbena Officinalis is under Venus and will strengthen the womb; it grows wild in many places by the way side; flowers in July and they are white tinged with light purpla; leaves somewhat like nettles, dusky green and notched at the edges.
The fresh gathered tops are used; the powder of which is one of the best emetics we can apply, for which give a tablespoonful of in pennyroyal tea, being careful not to take cold. Three ounces of the fresh tops of Vervain, one ounce of raspberry leaves, and one ounce of pennyroyal to one quart of water; a little ginger and sugar may be added.
Does - a wine glassful three times a day. Use- obstructions of liver and spleen, nervousness, small pox, wheezing, scurvy, worms, gravel and stoppage of urine.
This approximately 178 year old book measures 4x3 and is 186 pages long. The brown cloth boards have some rubbing and wear; the spine has some chipping and a small section missing. The binding is still fairly tight; although the inner hinge is a little cracked. All pages are present and intact; there is some yellowing of age present.
There is a handwritten recipe in the back of the book and notes on equipment needed. The item "1840 Antique ASTROLOGY Medicine MEDICAL HERBAL Recipes BOTANY Herbs ALCHEMY Rare" is in sale since Sunday, September 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "biblio_emporium" and is located in Waterford, Connecticut.
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