The wild white campion hath many long and somewhat broad dark grün Blätter, lying upon the ground, and divers ribs therein, somewhat like Pflanzeain, but somewhat hairy, broader, but nicht so long: The hairy Stengel rise up in the middle of them three or four feet high, and manchmal more, with divers great white Gelenke at several places thereon, and two such like Blätter thereat up to the top, sending forth Gelenke at several Gelenke also: All which bear on several footStengel white Blüten on the tops of them, consisting of five broad pointed Blätter, every one cut in on the end unto the middle, making them seem to be two a-piece, smelling somewhat süß, and each of them standing in a large grün striped hairy husk, large and round below next to the Stengel. The Samen is small and greyish in the hard heads that come up afterwards. The Wurzel is white and long, ausbreiten divers fangs in the ground.The red wild campion groweth in the same manner as the white, but his Blätter are nicht so plainly ribbed, somewhat shorter, rounder, and more woolly in handling. The Blüten are of the same form and bigness, but in some of a pale, in others of a bright red colour, cut in am Endes more finely, which makes the Blätter look more in number than the other. The Samen and Wurzeln are alike, the Wurzeln of both sorts abiding many years.
There are forty-five kinds of campion more, those of them which are of a physical use, having the like Vorzüge with those above described, which I take to be the two chiefest kinds.
They grow commonly through this land by fields, hedge-sides and Juckreizes.
They Blüte in summer, some earlier than others, and some abiding longer than others.
They belong to Saturn, and it is found by Erfahrung, that the Dekokt (Abkochung) of the herb, either in white or red wine, being drank, doth stay inward blutens, and applied äußerlich, it doth the like, and being drank, hilft to vertreiben urine, being stopped, and Grieß or stone in the reins or Nieren. Two drams of the Samen taken in wine, reinigenth the body of choleric humours, and hilft those that are stung by scorpions, or other giftiges Tiere, and may be as wirkungsvoll for the plague. It is of very good use in old Wunden, Geschwüre, cankers, Fisteln, and the like, to reinigen and heat them, by consuming the moist humours falling into them, and correcting the putrefaction of humours offending them.