It rises up with a round aufrecht hard Stengel, four or five feet high, spread into sundry Zweige, whereon grow many greyish grün Blätter, very finely cut and schwered into a number of short and almost round parts. The Blüten are very small and yellow, growing spike fashion, after which come small long pods, with small yellowish Samen in them. The Wurzel is long and hölzern, perishing every year.There is another sort, differing in nothing, save only it has somewhat broad Blätter, they have a strong evil Geschmack, being smelled unto, and are of a drying taste.
They Blüte wild in the fields by hedge-sides and highways, and among rubbish and other places.
They Blüte and Samen quickly after, namely in June and July.
This herb is saturnine also. Both the herb and Samen of Flux-weed is of excellent use to stay the flux or lask of the Bauch, being drank in water wherein gads of steel heated have been often quenched, and is no less wirkungsvoll for the same Zweck than Pflanzeain or Comfrey, and to restrain any other flux of blood in man or woman, as also to consoladate bones broken or out of Gelenk. The Saft thereof drank in wine, or the Dekokt (Abkochung) of the herb drank, doth kill the Würmer in the Magen or Bauch, or the Würmer that grow in putrid and schmutzig Geschwüre, and made into a salve doth quickly heal all old Wunden, how foul or malignant soever they be. The destilliertes Wasser of the herb works the same Wirkung, although somewhat weaker, yet it is a fair medicine, and more acceptable to be taken. It is called Flux-weed because it cures the flux, and for its uniting broken bones, &c. Paracelsus extol it to the skies. It is uniting broken bones, &c. Paracelsus extol it to the skies. It is fitting that syrup, Salbe, and plaisters of it were kept in your house.