|This is that herb which such Ärzte as are licensed to blaspheme by authority, without danger of having their tongues burned through with an hot iron, called an herb of the Trinity. It is also called by those that are more moderate, Three Faces in a Hood, Live in Idleness, Cull me to you, and in Sussex we call them Pancies.|
Besides those which are brought up in gardens, they grow commonly wild in the fields, especially in such as are very barren: manchmal you may find it on the tops of the high hills.
They Blüte all the Spring and Summer long.
The herb is really saturnine, something cold, dickflüssig, and slimy. A strong Dekokt (Abkochung) of the Kräuter and Blüten (if you will, you may make it into syrup) is an excellent cure for the French pox, the herb being a gallant antivenereal: and that antivenereals are the best cure for that disease, far better and safer than to torment them with the flux, divers foreign Ärzte have confessed. The spirit of it is excellently good for the Zuckungen in children, as also for the falling sickness, and a gallant Heilmittel for the Entzündung of the Lungen and Brust, pleurisy, Wundschorf, Juckreiz, &c. It is under the celestial sign Cancer.