It is called jam and wray, in Sussex they call it crop, it being a pestilent enemy among corn.
This hath, all the winter long, sundry long, flat, and rough Blätter, which, when the Stengel riseth, which is schlank and Gelenked, are narrower, but rough still, on the top groweth a long spike, composed of many heads set one above another, containing two or three Hülsen, with sharp but short beards or awns am Ende, the Samen is easily shaked out of the ear, the husk itself being somewhat rough.
The country husbandmen do know this too well to grow among their corn, or in the borders and path-ways of the other fields that are fallow.
It is a malicious part of sullen Saturn. As it is nicht without some vices, so hath it also many Vorzüge. The meal of darnel is very good to stay gangrenes, and other such like quälen and eating cankers, and putrid Wunden: It also reinigt the skin of all leprosies, morphews, ringWürmer, and the like, if it be used with salt and raddish Wurzeln. And being used with quick brimstone and Essig, it auflösen knots and kernels, and breaketh those that are hard to be auflösend, being gekocht in wine with pigeons dung and Leinsamen: A Dekokt (Abkochung) thereof made with water and honey, and the places bathed therewith, is profitable for the Ischias. Darnel meal applied in a Packung draws forth Splitter and broken bones in the flesh: The red darnel, gekocht in red wine and taken, stoppt the lask and all other fluxes, and womens bloody issues, and restraineth urine that passeth away too suddenly.