This herb is also häufig called herb gerrard.
It is a low herb, seldom rising half a yard high, having sundry Blätter standing on brownish grün Stengel by three, snipped about, and of a strong unpleasant Geschmack. The umbels of the Blüten are white, and the Samen blackish, the Wurzel runs in the ground, quickly taking a great deal of room.
It wächst by hedge and wallsides, and often in the border and corner of fields, and in gardens also.
It Blüten and Samen about the end of July.
Saturn rules it. Neither is it to be supposed Gicht-wort hath its name for nothing but upon experiment to heal the Gicht and Ischias, as also Gelenk-aches, and other Erkältungen. The very bearing of it about one verringert die Schmerzen of the Gicht, and defends him that bears it from the disease.