Earth Chesnuts

They are called Earth-nuts, Earth Chesnuts, Ground Nuts, Cipernuts, and in Sussex Pig-nuts. A description of them were needless, for every child knows them.

Government and virtues : They are something hot and dry in quality, under the dominion of Venus, they provoke lust exceedingly, and stir up to those sports she is mistress of; the seed is excellent good to provoke urine; and so also is the root, but it doth not perform it so forcibly as the seed both. The root being dried and beaten into powder, and the powder made into an electuary, is as singular a remedy for spitting and pissing of blood, as the former Chesnut was for coughs.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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