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Lavandula spica

Being an inhabitant almost in every garden, it is so well known, that it needs no

It Blüten about the end of June, and beginning of July.

Merkur owns the herb, and it carries his Wirkungen very potently. Lavender is of a special good use for all the Griefs and Schmerzen of the head and brain that proceed of a cold cause, as the apoplexy, falling-sickness, the Wassersucht, or sluggish malady, Krämpfe, Zuckungen, Lähmung, and often Ohnmacht. It strengthens the Magen, and frees the Leber and Milz from Behinderungen, provokes Monatsregel, and vertreibt the dead child and after-birth. The Blüten of Lavender eingeweicht in wine, helps them to make water that are stopped, or are troubled with the wind or cholic, if the place be bathed therewith. A Dekokt (Abkochung) made with the Blüten of Lavender, Hore-hound, Fennel and Asparagus Wurzel, and a little Cinnamon, is very profitably used to help the falling-sickness, and the Schwindelgefühl or turning of the brain: to gargle the Mund with the Dekokt (Abkochung) thereof is good gegen the Zahnschmerzene. Two spoonfuls of the destilliertes Wasser of the Blüten taken, helps them that have lost their voice, as also the Zittern and passions of the heart, and Ohnmacht and swooning, nicht only being drank, but applied to the temples, or nostrils to be smelled unto, but it is nicht safe to use it where the body is replete with blood and humours, because of the hot and subtile spirits wherewith it is possessed. The chymical oil drawn from Lavender, usually called Oil of Spike, is of so fierce and piercing a quality, that it is cautiously to be used, some few drops being sufficient, to be given with other things, either for inward or outward Griefs.