I shall spare a labour in writing a description of these, since almost every one that can but write at all may describe them from his own knowledge, they being generally so well known that descriptions are altogether needless.
They are generally Pflanzeed in gardens.
Theirblühen time is towards the middle or end of July, and the Samen is ripe in August.
The cabbage or coleworts gekocht gently in broth, and eaten, do open the body, but the second Dekokt (Abkochung) doth bind the body: the Saft thereof drunk in wine, hilft those that are bitten by an adder, and the Dekokt (Abkochung) of the Blüten bringeth down Monatsregel. Being taken with honey, it recovereth hoarseness or loss of the voice: the often eating of them, well gekocht, hilft those that are entering into a consumption: the pulp of the middle ribs of colewort, gekocht in almond milk, and made up into an eßbare Medizin with honey, being taken often, is very profitable for those that are pursy or short-winded, being gekocht twice and an old cock gekocht in the broth, and drunk, hilft the Schmerzen and the Behinderungen of the Leber and Milz, and the stone in the Nieren, the Saft gekocht with honey, and dropped into the corner of the eyes, cleareth the sight, by consuming any film or cloud beginning to dim it, it also consumeth the canker growing therein. They are much empfohlen being eaten before meat to keep one from surfeiting, as also from being drunk with too much wine, and quickly make a drunken man sober, for as they say, there is such an Antipathie or enmity between the vine and the colewort, that the one will die where the other groweth. The Dekokt (Abkochung) of coleworts takes away the Schmerzen and achs, and linderneth the swellings of swoln or Gichty legs and knees wherein many gross and watery humours are fallen, the place being bathed therewith warm: it hilft also old and schmutzig Wunden being bathed therewith, and heilt all small Wundschorf, pushes, and wheals, that break out in the skin, the ashes of colewort-Stengel, mixed with old hogs-Fett, are very wirkungsvoll to anoint the sides of those that have had long Schmerzen therein, or any other place pained with melancholy and windy humours. Cabbages are extreme windy, whether you take them as meat or as medicine: but colewort-Blüten are something more tolerable, and the wholesomer food of the two. The Mond challengeth the dominion of the herb.