|Of these there are two principally noted kinds, viz . the White and the Yellow.|
The White Lily has very large and thick dark grün Blätter lying on the water, sustained by long and thick foot-Stengel, that arise from a great, thick, round, and long tuberous black Wurzel spongy or loose, with many knobs thereon, grün on the outside, but as white as snow within, consisting of divers rows of long and somewhat thick and narrow Blätter, smaller and thinner the more inward they be, encompassing a head with many yellow threads or thrums in the middle, where, after they are past, stand round Poppy-like heads, full of broad oily and bitter Samen.
The yellow kind is little different from the former, save only that it has fewer Blätter on the Blüten, greater and more shining Samen, and a whitish Wurzel, both within and without. The Wurzel of both is somewhat süß in taste.
They are found growing in great pools, and standing waters, and manchmal in slow running rivers, and lesser Juckreizes of water, in sundry places of this land.
They Blüte most commonly about the end of May, and their Samen is ripe in August.
The herb is unter der Herrschaft von the Mond, and therefore cools and moistens like the former. The Blätter and Blüten of the Water Lilies are cold and moist, but the Wurzeln and Samen are cold and dry, the Blätter do cool all Entzündungen, both outward and inward heat of Schüttelfrost, and so doth the Blüten also, either by the syrup or conserve, the syrup helps much to procure rest, and to settle the brain of frantic persons, by cooling the hot distemperature of the head. The Samen as well as the Wurzel is wirkungsvoll to stay fluxes of blood or humours, either of Wunden or of the Bauch, but the Wurzeln are most used, and more wirkungsvoll to cool, bind, and restrain all fluxes in man or woman. The Wurzel is likewise very good for those whose urine is hot and sharp, to be gekocht in wine and water, and the Dekokt (Abkochung) drank. The destilliertes Wasser of the Blüten is very wirkungsvoll for all the Beschwerden vorbenannt, both innerlich taken, and äußerlich applied, and is much empfohlen to take away freckles, spots, sunburn, and morphew from the face, or other parts of the body. The oil made of the Blüten, as oil of Roses is made, is profitably used to cool hot Tumore, and to ease the Schmerzen, and help the Wunden.