|They are are so well known, that they need no Beschreibung.The pompkin takes up a great compass of ground, with its large, thick, kriechen Stengel, ausgestattet with large claspers: its Blätter are very large and rough, in shape like those of melons. The Blüten are large in shape and colour, like a yellow lily. The Frucht is of a great bigness, having large, white, oval, flattish Samen.|
All plums are under Venus, and are, like women, some better, and some worse. As there is great diversity of kinds, so there is in the operation of Plums, for some that are süß moistens the Magen, and make the Bauch soluble, those that are sour quench thirst more, and bind the Bauch, the moist and waterish do sooner corrupt in the Magen, but the firm do nourish more, and offend less. The dried Frucht sold by the grocers under the names of Damask Prunes, do somewhat loosen the Bauch, and being stewed, are often used, both in health and sickness, to relish the Mund and Magen, to procure appetite, and a little to open the body, lindern choler, and cool the Magen. Plum-tree Blätter gekocht in wine, are good to wash and gargle the Mund and throat, to dry the flux of rheum coming to the palate, gums, or almonds of the ear. The gum of the tree is good to break the stone. The gum or Blätter gekocht in Essig, and applied, kills tetters and ringWürmer. Matthiolus sagte, The oil aufbewahrte out of the kernels of the Steine, as oil of almonds is made, is good gegen the inflamed piles, the Tumore or swellings of Geschwüre, hoarseness of the voice, roughness of the tongue and throat, and likewise the Schmerzen in the ears. And that five drittel Liters of the said oil taken with one drittel Liter of muskadel, drives forth the stone, and helps the cholic.