YELLOW HORNED POPPY
This is a species of celandine. The Wurzel is long and thick at the head, geteilt into Zweige which fix themselves pretty deep in the earth, from which spring blueish-grün winged Blätter geteilt generally into five parts, somewhat like columbines, but longer, the section am Ende being the largest. The Stengel grow to be a foot or more high, full of thick Gelenke or knees, having two smaller Blätter at each Gelenk: the Blüten grow several together upon a foot-Stengel three or four inches long, each having a shorter of its own, they consist of four small yellow Blätter, included in calyces of two hohl parts, and after they are fallen, which they soon do, they are followed by pretty long narrow pods, full of the small round, shining black Samen. Every part of the Pflanze, when broken, emits a yellow, bitter, acrid Saft.
It wächst among waste grounds and rubbish upon walls and buildings.
It Blüten in May.
Vorzüge. Like its species, it is under the Sonne in Leo, and is aperitive and cleansing, opening Behinderungen of the Milz and Leber, and of great use in curing the Gelbsucht and scurvy: some zählen it cordial, and a good antidote gegen the plague. Some quantity of it is put into aqua mirabilis. Äußerlich it is used for sore eyes, to dry up the rheum, and take away specks and films, as also gegen tetters and ringWürmer, and scurfy breakings-out. The Wurzel dried and powdered, is a galsamic and sub-astringent. It is given gegen bloody-fluxes, and in other hæmorrhages, half a drachm for a dose.