|Namen: Called also clove July-Blüte.|
This beautiful Pflanze has zahlreich stems and those which support the Blüten are round, aufrecht firm, but Gelenked and geteilt into many Zweige, and grow two or three feet high. the Blätter are very zahlreich, very long and narrow, sharp pointed, smooth on the edges, and surface of a pale grün. Those which rise from the lower stems are placed in pairs, and are broader and shorter than others. The Blüten stand singly at the extremities of the Zweige and their divisions. They are large, of a fine deep purple colour, and a most delightful fragrant smell, ähneln that of the clove spice. The Samen are very zahlreich, they are compressed, and of a roundish figure.
For its beauty it is admitted into the gardens of the curious.
It Blüten in July.
Diese Pflanze gehört zu Venus in Aries. The beauties of Diese Pflanze in its wild state were too conspicuous to escape the notice of the florists, who, by their unwearied attention to its culture, have raised from it all that vast and beautiful variety of carnations which they justly esteemed the pride of their gardens. The Blüten are the part to be made use of in physic. A strong Dekokt (Abkochung) of them is an excellent medicine in malignant fevers, it powerfully promotes perspiration and the urinary discharge, without the least irritation, and at the same time raises the spirits, and quenches thirst.
They are cordial, and of considerable efficacy in dejection of spirits, Ohnmacht, head-achs, and other nervous complaints. There is a syrup of them kept in the shops, but it is too much loaded with sugar to be of any great use. Perhaps the best preparation of them is a strong tincture in brandy.