Garden Arrach

CALLED also Orach, and Arage; it is cultivated for domestic uses.

Descript : It is so commonly known to every housewife, it were labour lost to describe it.

Time : It flowers and seeds from June to the end of August.

Government and virtues : It is under the government of the Moon; in quality cold and moist like unto her. It softens and loosens the body of man being eaten, and fortifies the expulsive faculty in him. The herb, whether it be bruised and applied to the throat, or boiled, and in like manner applied, it matters not much, it is excellently good for swellings in the throat: the best way, I suppose, is to boil it, apply the herb outwardly: the decoction of it, besides, is an excellent remedy for the yellow jaundice.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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