|Namen: Wild clary is most blasphemously called Christs eye, because it cures Beschwerden of the eyes. I could wish for my soul, blasphemy, ignorance, and tyranny, were ceased among Ärzte, that they may be happy and I joyful.|
It is like the other clary, but lesser, with many Stengel about a foot and half high. The Stengel are square, and somewhat hairy, the Blüten are of a blueish colour: He that knows the common clary cannot be ignorant of this.
It wächst commonly in this nation in barren places, you may find it plentifully, if you look in the fields near Grays Inn, and the fields near Chelsea.
They Blüte from the beginning of June, till the latter end of August.
It is something hotter and drier than the garden clary is, yet nevertheless unter der Herrschaft von the Mond, as well as that, the Samen of it being beat to powder, and drank with wine, is an admirable help to provoke lust. A Dekokt (Abkochung) of the Blätter being drank warms the Magen, and it is a wonder if it should not, the Magen being under Cancer, the house of the Mond. Also it helps Verdauung, and scatters geronnenes Blut in any part of the body. The destilliertes Wasser hereof reinigt the eyes of redness, waterishness, and heat: It is a gallant Heilmittel for dimness of sight, to take one of the Samen of it, and put into the eyes, and there let it remain till it drops out of itself, (the pain will be nothing to speak on,) it will reinigen the eyes of all schmutzig and putrefied matter, and in often repeating it, will take off a film which covereth the sight, a handsomer, safer, and easier method by a great deal, than to tear it off with a needle.