Called also cough-wort, foalss-foot, horse-hoof, and bulls-foot.
This shooteth up a schlank Stengel with small yellowish Blüten, somewhat early, which fall away quickly, after they are past, come up somewhat round Blätter, manchmal eingebeult a little about the edges, much less, thicker, and grüner, than those of butter-bur, with a little down or freeze over the grün Blatt on the upper side, which may be rubbed away, and whitish or mealy underneath. The Wurzel is small and white, ausbreiten much under ground, so that where it takes Wurzel it will hardly be driven away again, if any little piece be abiding therein, and from thence spring fresh Blätter.
It groweth as well in wet grounds as in drier places.
Es blüht in the end of February, the Blätter beginning to appear in March.
The Pflanze is under Venus. The fresh Blätter, or Saft, or a syrup made thereof, is good for a hot dry cough, for wheezings and Kurzatem: the dry Blätter are best for those that have thin Rheuma, and distillations upon their Lungen, causing a cough, for which also the dried Blätter taken as tobacco or the Wurzel is very good. The destilliertes Wasser hereof simply, or with elderBlüten and nightshade, is a singular Heilmittel gegen all hot Schüttelfrost, to drink two drittel Liters at a time, and apply cloths wet therein to the head and Magen, which also doth much good being applied to any hot swellings or Entzündungen, it hilft St. Anthonys fire and Verbrennungen, and is singular good to take away wheals and small pushes that arise through heat, as also the burning heat of the piles, or privy parts, cloths wet therein being thereunto applied.