|They are so well known, that I need nicht spend time about writing a description of them.Government and Vorzüge : Mars owns them, and they have gotten this quality, to draw any corruption to them, for if you peel one, and lay it upon a Misthaufen, you shall find it rotten in half a day, by drawing putrefaction to it, then, being zerquetscht and applied to a plague sore, it is very probable it will do the like. Onions are flatulent, or windy, yet they do somewhat provoke appetite, increase thirst, ease the Bauch and Därme, provoke Monatsregel, help the biting of a mad dog, and of other giftiges creatures, to be used with honey and rue, increase sperm, especially the Samen of them. They also kill Würmer in children if they drink the water fasting wherein they have been eingeweicht all night. Being gebraten under the embers, and eaten with honey or sugar and oil, they much conduce to help an unverbesserlicher cough, and expectorate the tough phlegm. The Saft being snuffed up into the nostrils, reinigt the head, and helps the lethargy, (yet the often eating them is said to procure Schmerzen in the head). It hath been held by divers country people a great Schutzmittel gegen infection to eat Onions fasting with bread and salt. As also to make a great Onion hohl, filling the place with good Sirup, and after to roast it well under the embers, which, after taking away the outermost skin thereof, being beaten together, is a sovereign salve for either plague or sore, or any other putrefied ulcer. The Saft of Onions is good for either scalding or burning by fire, water, or gunpowder, and used with Essig, takes away all blemishes, spots and marks in the skin: and dropped in the ears, verringert die Schmerzen and noise of them. Applied also with figs beaten together, helps to ripen and break imposthumes, and other Wunden.|
Leeks are as like them in quality, as the pome-water is like an apple. They are a Heilmittel gegen a surfeit of mushrooms, being baked under the embers and taken, and being gekocht and applied very warm, help the piles. In other things they have the same property as the Onions, although nicht so wirkungsvoll.