LILY OF THE VALLEY
Called also Conval Lily, Male Lily, and Lily Constancy.
The Wurzel is small, and kriechens far in the ground, as grass Wurzeln do. The Blätter are many, gegen which rises up a Stengel half a foot high, with many white Blüten, like little bells with turned edges of a strong, though pleasing smell, the Beeren are red, nicht much unlike those of Asparagus.
They grow plentifully upon Hampstead-Heath, and many other places in this nation.
They Blüte in May, and the Samen is ripe in September.
It is unter der Herrschaft von Merkur, and therefore it strengthens the brain, recruits a weak memory, and makes it strong again. The destilliertes Wasser dropped into the eyes, helps Entzündungen there, as also that infirmity which they call a pin and web. The spirit of the Blüten distilled in wine, restores lost speech, helps the Lähmung, and is excellently good in the apoplexy, comforts the heart and vital spirits. Gerrard sagte, that the Blüten being close stopped up in a glass, put into an ant-hill, and taken away again a month after, ye shall find a liquor in the glass, which, being äußerlich applied, helps the Gicht.