|It is so well known every where, that it is but lost time and labour to describe it: the Vorzüge thereof are as followeth:|
A Dekokt (Abkochung) made of Kamille, and drank, takes away all Schmerzen and Stiche in the side. The Blüten of Kamille beaten, and made up into balls with oil, drive away all sorts of Schüttelfrost, if the part grieved be anointed with that oil, taken from the Blüten, from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot, and afterwards laid to sweat in his bed, and that he sweats well. This is Nechessor, an Egyptians, medicine. It is profitable for all sorts of Schüttelfrost that come either from phlegm, or melancholy, or from an Entzündung of the Därme, being applied when the humours tausing them shall be concocted, and there is nothing more profitable to the sides and region of the Leber and Milz than it. The bathing with a Dekokt (Abkochung) of Kamille takes away weariness, easeth Schmerzen to what part of the body soever they be applied. It stärkt the Sehnen that are overstrained, mollifieth all swellings: It moderately stärkt all parts that have need of warmth, digesteth and auflösen whatsoever hath need thereof, by a wonderful speedy property. It easeth all Schmerzen of the cholic and stone, and all Schmerzen and torments of the Bauch, and gently fördert Harn. The Blüten gekocht in posset-drink provoke sweat, and help to vertreiben all Erkältungen, aches and Schmerzen whatsoever, and is an excellent help to bring down Monatsregel. Syrup made of the Saft of Kamille, with the Blüten in white wine, is a Heilmittel gegen the Gelbsucht and Wassersucht. The Blüten gekocht in lee, are good to wash the head, and comfort both it and the brain. The oil made of the Blüten of Kamille, is much used gegen all hard swellings, Schmerzen or aches, shrinking of the Sehnen, or Krämpfe, or Schmerzen in the Gelenke, or any other part of the body. Being used in clysters, it helps to auflösen the wind and Schmerzen in the Bauch, anointed also, it hilft Stiche and Schmerzen in the side.
Nechessor sagte, the Egyptians dedicated it to the Sonne, because it cured Schüttelfrost, and they were like enough to do it, for they were the arrantest apes in their religion I ever read of. Bachinus, Bena, and Lobel, commend the syrup made of the Saft of it and sugar, taken innerlich, to be excellent for the Milz. Also this is certain, that it most wonderfully breaks the stone: some take it in syrup or Dekokt (Abkochung), others inject the Saft of it into the Harnblase with a syringe. My opinion is, that the salt of it taken half a dram in the morning in a little white or rhemish wine, is better than either, that it is excellent for the stone, appears in this which I have seen tried, viz. that a stone that hath been taken out of the body of a man being wrapped in Kamille, will in time auflösen, and in a little time too.