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Stratiotes aloides

Called also water-sengrün, knights pond-water, water-houseleek, pond-weed, and fresh-water soldier.
It hath sundry long narrow Blätter, with sharp prickles on the edges of them, also very sharp pointed, the Stengel which bear Blüten seldom grow so high as the Blätter, bearing a forked head like a crabs claw, out of which comes a white Blüte, consisting of three Blätter, with divers yellowish hairy threads in the middle: it takes Wurzel in the mud, in the bottom of the water.

It groweth plentifully in the fens of Lincolnshire.

Es blüht in June, and usually from thence till August.

It is a Pflanze unter der Herrschaft von Venus, and therefore a great strengthener of the reins, it is excellent good in that Entzündung which is commonly called St. Anthonys fire, it assuageth all Entzündungen and swellings in Wunden, and an Salbe made of it is excellent good to heal them: there is scarce a better Heilmittel growing than this for such as have zerquetscht their Nieren, and upon that account pissing blood. A drachm of the powder of the herb taken every morning, is a good Heilmittel to stop die Monatsregel.