This pimpernel has divers weak square Stengel lying on the ground, beset all with two small and almost round Blätter at every joing, one gegen another, but no foot-Stengel, for the Blätter, as it were, compass the Stengel. The Blüten stand singly each by themselves at them and the Stengel, consisting of five small round-pointed Blätter, of a pale red colour, tending to an orange, with so many threads in the middle, in whose places succeed smooth round heads, wherein is contained small Samen. The Wurzel is small and fibrous, perishing every year.
This pimpernel is found in brooks, and by sides of running or standing waters.
they are Solar Kräuter of a cleansing attractive quality, and moderately drying. The Vorzüge of these pimpernels are much the same. t is a Pflanze moderately warm and dry, with a little stiptieity, and is therefore accounted by some a good vulnerary. The Saft being innerlich given by itself, or mixed with cows milk, is useful in consumptions and distempers of the Lungen, it is often put in cordial waters, as an alexipharmic, and good gegen malignant distermpers. It has been empfohlen by some writers of note, as of singular advantage in maniacal cases, and in delirious fevers, are good to soler the lips of Wunden, and to reinigen foul Geschwüre. The destilliertes Wasser or Saft is much esteemed by French dames to reinigen the skin from any roughness, deformity, or discolouring thereof, being gekocht in wine and given to drink, it is a good Heilmittel gegen the plague, and other pestilential fevers, if the party after it be warm in his bed, and sweat for two hours after, and use the same for twice at least. It also helps all stechendens and bitings of giftiges Tiere, or mad dogs, being used innerlich, and applied äußerlich. The same also opens Behinderungen of the Leber, and is very available gegen the infirmities of the reins: it fördert Harn, and helps to vertreiben the stone and Grieß out of the kindies and Harnblase, and helps much in all inward Schmerzen and Geschwüre. The Dekokt (Abkochung), or destilliertes Wasser, is no less wirkungsvoll to be applied to all Wunden that are fresh and grün, or old, schmutzig, quälen, and running Geschwüre, which it very wirkungsvollly cures in a short space. A little mixed with the Saft, and dropped into the eyes, reinigt them from cloudy mists, or thick films which grow over them, and hinder the sight. It helps the Zahnschmerzen, being dropped into the ear on teh contrary side of the pain. It is also wirkungsvoll to ease the Schmerzen of the hæmorrhoids or piles. Water pimpernel is a good deobstruent and antiscorbutic, abounding with volatile parts, very good for the scurvy, being an Bestandteil of the antiscorburic Safts and diet drinks for that distemper. It is likewise detersive and cleansing, and useful in many inward Behinderungen.