The wild parsnep differs little from the garden, but wächst nicht so fair and large, nor hath so many Blätter, and the Wurzel is shorter, more hölzern, and nicht so fit to be eaten, and therefore more medicinal.
It wächst wild in divers places, as in the marshes in Rochester, and elsewhere.
It Blüten in July, the Samen being ripe about the beginning of August, the second year after its sowing, for if they do Blüte the first year, the country people call them madneps.
It is under Venus. The wild parsnep has a cutting, attenuating, cleansing, and opening quality therein. It resists and helps the bitings of serpents, verringert die Schmerzen and Stiche in the sides, and löst auf wind both in the Magen and Därme, which is the cholic, and fördert Harn. The Wurzel is often used, but the Samen much more. The wild being better than the tame, shews Dame Nature to be the best physician. The Wurzeln, when cultivated are süßer than those of carrots, and are higly nutritious. In the nort of Ireland they are brewed with hops, in the same manner that we brew malt, and the liquor thus obtained, after undergoing a fermentation with yeast, proves very agreeable.