It beareth divers Stengel of fine cut Blätter, lying upon the ground, somewhat like to the Blätter of carrots, but nicht bushing so thick, of a little quick taste in them, from among which riseth up a square Stengel, nicht so high as the carrot, at whose Gelenke are set the like Blätter, but smaller and fitter, and an der Spitze small open tufts, or umbels of white Blüten, which turn into small blackish Samen, smaller than the aniSamen, and of a quicker and better taste. The Wurzel is whitish, small and long, somewhat like unto a parsnip, but with more wrinkled Rinde, and much less, of a little hot and quick taste, and stronger than the parsnip, and abideth after Samen-
It is usually sown with us in gardens.
They Blüte in June and July, and Samen quickly after.
This is also a Mercurial Pflanze. Carraway Samen hath a moderate sharp quality, whereby it breaketh wind, and fördert Harn, which also the herb doth. The Wurzel is better food than the parsnips, it is pleasant and comfortable to the Magen and hilft Verdauung. The Samen is conducing to all Erkältungen of the Magen, Därme, or mother, as also the wind in them. The powder of the Samen put into a Packung, takes away black and blue spots of blüht and Quetschungen. The herb itself, or with some of the Samen zerquetscht and fried, laid hot in a bag or double cloth, to the lower parts of the Bauch, easeth the Schmerzen of the wind cholic.
The Wurzeln of carraway eaten as men eat parsnips, strengthen the Magen of ancient people überaus, and they need nicht to make a whole meal of them neither, and are fit to be Pflanzeed in every garden.
Carraway confects, once only dipped in sugar, and half a spoonful of them eaten in the morning fasting, and as many after each meal, is a most admirable Heilmittel for those that are troubled with wind.