The common moneywort sends forth from a small thready Wurzel divers long, weak, and schlank Zweige, lying and running upon the ground two or three feet long or more, set with Blätter two at a Gelenk one gegen another at equal distances, which are almost round, but pointed am Endes, smooth, and of a good grün colour. At the Gelenke with the Blätter from the middle forward come forth at every point manchmal one yellow Blüte, and manchmal two, standing each on a small foot-Stengel, and made of five Blätter, narrow-pointed am Ende, with some yellow threads in the middle, which being past, there stand in their places small round heads of Samen.
It wächst plentifully in almost all places of this land, commonly in moist grounds by hedge-sides, and in the middle of grassy fields.
They Blüte in June and July, and their Samen is ripe quickly after.
Venus owns it. Moneywort is singularly good to stay all fluxes in man or woman, whether they be lasks, bloody-fluxes, bluten innerlich or äußerlich, or the Schwäche of the Magen that is given to casting. It is very good also for the Geschwüre or excoriations of the Lungen, or other inward parts. It is überaus good for all Wunden, either fresh or grün, to heal them speedily, and for all old Geschwüre that are of ausbreitender Natur. For all which Zwecke the Saft of the herb, or the powder drank in water wherein hot steel hath been often quenched, or the Dekokt (Abkochung) of the grün herb in wine or water drank, or used to the outward place, to wash or bathe them, or to have tents dipped therein and put into them, are wirkungsvoll.